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Title Dietary Counseling In Caries Prevention Ineffective
Clinical Question Will dietary counseling prevent dental caries?
Clinical Bottom Line Dietary counseling alone will not prevent dental caries. (See Comments on the CAT below)
Best Evidence (you may view more info by clicking on the PubMed ID link)
PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type
(level of evidence)
#1) 8871028Kay/1996UnknownMeta-Analysis
Key resultsBoth qualitative and quantitative analysis revealed dental health education had no noticeable effect on dental caries.
Evidence Search "Health Education"[Mesh]"Dental Caries"[Mesh] ...view in PubMed
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The Evidence
In the article by Kay, the individual studies used where assessed for validity and 37 papers scored high enough to be included in the meta-analysis.
Applicability The meta-analysis is applicable to the average patient with dental caries.
Specialty/Discipline (Public Health) (General Dentistry) (Pediatric Dentistry)
Keywords Dietary Counseling, Oral Health Promotion, Caries prevention
ID# 764
Date of submission: 04/04/2011spacer
E-mail keym@livemail.uthscsa.edu
Author Meredith Key
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Faculty mentor/Co-author David P. Cappelli, DMD, MPH, PhD
Faculty mentor/Co-author e-mail CAPPELLI@uthscsa.edu
Basic Science Rationale
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by Maritza Flores, Hiral Patel, Aida Ghazvini (San Antonio, TX) on 01/09/2014
A Trip database search on “dietary counseling in preventing dental caries” was performed in January 2014. A more recent publication was found: Sundell, 2013, PMID: 23721034 . This RCT on 160 high caries preschool children showed similar results that demonstrated dietary counseling having similar ineffective results in caries prevention despite seven visits with dental hygienists in the two-year study period.
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