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241. Professional fluoride varnish treatment for caries control: a systematic review of clinical trials

Professional fluoride varnish treatment for caries control: a systematic review of clinical trials Professional fluoride varnish treatment for caries control: a systematic review of clinical trials Professional fluoride varnish treatment for caries control: a systematic review of clinical trials Petersson L G, Twetman S, Dahlgren H, Norlund A, Holm A K, Nordenram G, Lagerlof F, Soder B, Kallestal C, Mejare I, Axelsson S, Lingstrom P CRD summary This review aimed to evaluate the effect (...) of professional fluoride varnish treatments on caries prevention. The authors concluded that there is limited evidence that professional fluoride varnish treatment has a caries-preventive effect in permanent teeth in children and adolescents. Evidence in adults and children with primary dentition was inconclusive. The results were inconsistent across studies and this weakened the evidence. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effect of professional fluoride varnish treatments on caries prevention. Searching

DARE.2004

242. Dental caries prevention: the physician's role in child oral health

Dental caries prevention: the physician's role in child oral health Dental caries prevention: the physician's role in child oral health Dental caries prevention: the physician's role in child oral health Bader J D, Rozier G, Harris R, Lohr K N Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Bader J D, Rozier G, Harris R, Lohr K N. Dental (...) caries prevention: the physician's role in child oral health. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Preventive Services Task Force Systematic Evidence Review No. 29. 2004 Authors' objectives This review assesses the evidence of effectiveness of procedures applied by physicians and other primary care clinicians to prevent carious lesions in young children. Authors' conclusions - The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians prescribe

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2004

243. Dental Caries in Preschool Children: Screening

Dental Caries in Preschool Children: Screening Prevention of Dental Caries in Preschool Children U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Prevention of Dental Caries in Preschool Children Release Date: April 2004 / Summary of Recommendation The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians prescribe oral fluoride supplementation at currently recommended doses to preschool children older than 6 months of age whose primary water source is deficient in fluoride. Rating: . Rationale : The USPSTF found (...) fair evidence that, in preschool children with low fluoride exposure, prescription of oral fluoride supplements by primary care clinicians leads to reduced dental caries. The USPSTF concluded that the benefits of caries prevention using oral fluoride supplementation outweigh the potential harms of dental fluorosis, which in the United States are primarily observed as a mild cosmetic discoloration of the teeth. The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against

Publication 3262004

244. Ozone therapy for the treatment of dental caries.

Ozone therapy for the treatment of dental caries. BACKGROUND: Dental caries is a bacterially mediated disease characterised by demineralisation of the tooth surface, which may lead to cavitation, discomfort, pain and eventual tooth loss. Ozone is toxic to certain bacteria in vitro and it has been suggested that delivering ozone into a carious lesion might reduce the number of cariogenic bacteria. This possibly could arrest the progress of the lesion and may, in the presence of fluoride, perhaps (...) allow remineralisation to occur. This may in turn delay or prevent the need for traditional dental conservation by 'drilling and filling'. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether ozone is effective in arresting or reversing the progression of dental caries. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Oral Health Group's Trials Register (to 7 November 2003); Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library Issue 3, 2003); MEDLINE and PREMEDLINE (OVID, 1966 to November 2003); EMBASE

Cochrane2004

245. Association of pediatric dental caries with passive smoking.

Association of pediatric dental caries with passive smoking. CONTEXT: Dental decay is the most common chronic disease of children and it disproportionately affects those living in poverty, but the reasons for this are not clear. Passive smoking may be a modifiable risk factor for dental caries. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between dental caries and serum cotinine levels. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Cross-sectional data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination (...) Survey (1988-1994) of 3531 children aged 4 to 11 years, who had had both dental examinations and a serum cotinine level measurement. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Passive smoking defined as serum cotinine levels of 0.2 to 10 ng/mL and caries defined as decayed (unfilled) or filled tooth surfaces. RESULTS: Twenty-five percent of the children had at least 1 unfilled decayed tooth surface and 33% had at least 1 filled surface. Fifty-three percent had cotinine levels consistent with passive smoking. Elevated

JAMA2003

246. Systematic review of studies comparing the anti-caries efficacy of children's toothpaste containing 600 ppm of fluoride or less with high fluoride toothpastes of 1,000 ppm or above

Systematic review of studies comparing the anti-caries efficacy of children's toothpaste containing 600 ppm of fluoride or less with high fluoride toothpastes of 1,000 ppm or above Systematic review of studies comparing the anti-caries efficacy of children's toothpaste containing 600 ppm of fluoride or less with high fluoride toothpastes of 1,000 ppm or above Systematic review of studies comparing the anti-caries efficacy of children's toothpaste containing 600 ppm of fluoride or less with high (...) fluoride toothpastes of 1,000 ppm or above Ammari A B, Bloch-Zupan A, Ashley P F CRD summary The review found that 250-ppm fluoride toothpastes were not as effective as 1,000-ppm fluoride toothpastes at preventing dental caries in the permanent dentition. Data comparing 500-ppm and 1,000-ppm fluoride toothpastes were limited and further research is required. This was a good-quality systematic review and the authors' conclusions are likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To compare the effectiveness

DARE.2003

247. An assessment of the cost effectiveness of a postal toothpaste programme to prevent caries among five-year-old children in the North West of England

An assessment of the cost effectiveness of a postal toothpaste programme to prevent caries among five-year-old children in the North West of England An assessment of the cost effectiveness of a postal toothpaste programme to prevent caries among five-year-old children in the North West of England An assessment of the cost effectiveness of a postal toothpaste programme to prevent caries among five-year-old children in the North West of England Davies G M, Worthington H V, Ellwood R P, Blinkhorn (...) the age of 12 to 60 months. The toothpaste, containing 1,450 ppm fluoride (F), was posted four times a year for 4 years along with leaflets encouraging twice daily supervised brushing. This intervention was compared with a "do nothing" approach. Type of intervention Primary prevention. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The study population comprised birth cohorts of children aged 12 months living in high caries-risk populations in nine health districts in North West

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2003

248. Cost-effectiveness of different caries preventive measures in a high-risk population of Swedish adolescents

Cost-effectiveness of different caries preventive measures in a high-risk population of Swedish adolescents Cost-effectiveness of different caries preventive measures in a high-risk population of Swedish adolescents Cost-effectiveness of different caries preventive measures in a high-risk population of Swedish adolescents Oscarson N, Kallestal C, Fjelddahl A, Lindholm L Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each (...) abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Four programmes to prevent dental caries in teenagers identified as at high risk were examined. The programmes were of increasing intensity, and all involved writing to the patient's parent or guardian to inform them that the patient was at high risk of developing dental caries. Programme A gave instructions

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2003

249. Comparison of panoramic and bitewing radiography for the detection of dental caries: a systematic review of diagnostic tests

Comparison of panoramic and bitewing radiography for the detection of dental caries: a systematic review of diagnostic tests Comparison of panoramic and bitewing radiography for the detection of dental caries: a systematic review of diagnostic tests Comparison of panoramic and bitewing radiography for the detection of dental caries: a systematic review of diagnostic tests Taylor-Weetman K, Wake B, Hyde C Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment (...) . No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Taylor-Weetman K, Wake B, Hyde C. Comparison of panoramic and bitewing radiography for the detection of dental caries: a systematic review of diagnostic tests. Birmingham: West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration (WMHTAC). DPHE Report No. 36. 2002 Authors' objectives The review aimed to compare bitewings to orthopantomogram (OPT) for the detection of dental caries. Authors' conclusions Although

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2002

250. Preventing dental caries

Preventing dental caries Preventing dental caries Preventing dental caries Axelsson S, Dahlgren H, Hammarsjo G, Holm A K, Kallestal C, Lagerlof F, et al Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Axelsson S, Dahlgren H, Hammarsjo G, Holm A K, Kallestal C, Lagerlof F, et al. Preventing dental caries. Stockholm: Swedish Council (...) on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU) 2002 Authors' objectives Dental caries remains a health problem for many children and adolescents in Sweden. Adults also have major care needs as a result of caries, particularly those who were not covered by preventive services while young. While the methods for preventing caries are relatively simple, considerable disagreement is found in the scientific literature about their effects, and practices among dental services vary. The report systematically reviews

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2002

251. Comparison of panoramic and bitewing radiography for the detection of dental caries: a systematic review of diagnostic tests

Comparison of panoramic and bitewing radiography for the detection of dental caries: a systematic review of diagnostic tests Comparison of panoramic and bitewing radiography for the detection of dental caries: a systematic review of diagnostic tests Comparison of panoramic and bitewing radiography for the detection of dental caries: a systematic review of diagnostic tests Taylor-Weetman K, Wake B, Hyde C Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of panoramic radiography (...) (orothopantomogram) in place of, or in addition to, the use of bitewing radiography for the detection of occlusal and proximal dental caries in the posterior teeth of the deciduous and permanent dentition. Searching MEDLINE (from 1966 to February 2002), CINAHL (from 1982 to February 2002) and EMBASE (from 1980 to February 2002) were searched; the search strategies were reported. Internet search engines were also used and specific Internet sites were searched. Citations were checked and experts in the field were

DARE.2002

252. Reviews of evidence on interventions to prevent dental caries, oral and pharyngeal cancers, and sports-related craniofacial injuries

Reviews of evidence on interventions to prevent dental caries, oral and pharyngeal cancers, and sports-related craniofacial injuries Reviews of evidence on interventions to prevent dental caries, oral and pharyngeal cancers, and sports-related craniofacial injuries Reviews of evidence on interventions to prevent dental caries, oral and pharyngeal cancers, and sports-related craniofacial injuries Truman B I, Gooch B F, Sulemana I, Gift H C, Horowitz A M, Evans C A, Griffin S O, Carande-Kulis V G (...) Authors' objectives To review the effectiveness, applicability, other effects, economic evaluations and barriers to the use of selected population-based interventions intended to prevent or control dental caries, oral and pharyngeal cancers and sports-related craniofacial injuries. Searching MEDLINE was searched from 1966 to 2000. The search terms were not given. The reference lists of the retrieved articles were also examined, and experts who were not members of the review development team were

DARE.2002

253. Preventing dental caries</a>

Preventing dental caries Preventing dental caries We use cookies on this website. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services Preventing dental caries Share: Reading time approx. 2 minutes This document was published more than 2 years ago. The nature of the evidence may have changed. Dental caries remains a health problem for many children and adolescents in Sweden (...) . Adults also have major care needs as a result of caries, particularly those who were not covered by preventive services while young. While the methods for preventing caries are relatively simple, considerable disagreement is found in the scientific literature about their effects, and practices among dental services vary. The report, \"Preventing Caries\", systematically reviews and critically assesses the scientific evidence concerning the preventive effects of various methods. Methods The Project

Swedish Council on Technology Assessement2002

254. Fluoride gels for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents.

Fluoride gels for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. BACKGROUND: Topically applied fluoride gels have been widely used as a caries-preventive intervention in dental surgeries and school-based programs for over two decades. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and safety of fluoride gels in the prevention of dental caries in children and to examine factors potentially modifying their effect. SEARCH STRATEGY: Multiple electronic database searches, reference lists (...) of articles, journal handsearch, selected authors and manufacturers. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials with blind outcome assessment, comparing fluoride gel with placebo or no treatment in children up to 16 years during at least one year. The main outcome was caries increment measured by the change in decayed, missing and filled tooth surfaces (D(M)FS). DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Inclusion decisions, quality assessment and data extraction were duplicated in a random

Cochrane2002

255. Clinical decision making for caries management in root surfaces

Clinical decision making for caries management in root surfaces Clinical decision making for caries management in root surfaces Clinical decision making for caries management in root surfaces Leake J L Authors' objectives To evaluate the methods for diagnosis and management of root caries. Evidence relating to the prevalence, incidence and the natural history of root caries was also presented. Searching MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched from 1966 to October 2000 for publications in the English (...) language. The reference lists of retrieved articles were also screened. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review For the review of diagnosis, primary studies or systematic reviews were eligible for inclusion. For the review of treatment, primary studies of any design and of at least 1 year in duration were eligible for inclusion. Specific interventions included in the review Studies evaluating diagnostic tests of, or treatments for, root caries were eligible for inclusion

DARE.2001

256. The use of fluoride varnishes in the prevention of dental caries: a short review

The use of fluoride varnishes in the prevention of dental caries: a short review The use of fluoride varnishes in the prevention of dental caries: a short review The use of fluoride varnishes in the prevention of dental caries: a short review Strohmenger L, Brambilla E Authors' objectives To review the current literature regarding the anti-caries efficacy of fluoride varnishes. In addition, to conduct a meta-analysis of a series of studies designed to detect the efficacy of fluoride varnishes (...) for preventing caries. Searching A literature search was carried out as described by Chalmers et al. (see Other Publications of Related Interest no.1). The following sources were searched: the Index of Dental Literature from 1980 to 1997; MEDLINE from 1980 to 1997; EMBASE from 1980 to 1997; Biological Abstracts from 1995 to 1997; and Core Biomedical Collection from 1993 to 1997. The keywords used were 'fluoride' and 'paint', which included both the terms 'varnish' and 'lacquer'. No language restrictions were

DARE.2001

257. Diagnosis and management of dental caries

Diagnosis and management of dental caries Diagnosis and management of dental caries Diagnosis and management of dental caries Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Diagnosis and management of dental caries. Rockville: Agency (...) for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 36. 2001 Authors' objectives This review aims to address three related questions concerning the diagnosis and management of dental caries: (1) the performance (sensitivity, specificity) of currently available diagnostic methods for carious lesions (2) the efficacy of approaches to the management of noncavitated, or initial carious lesions (3) the efficacy of preventive methods in individuals who have experienced

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2001

259. Glass-ionomer restoratives: a systematic review of a secondary caries treatment effect

Glass-ionomer restoratives: a systematic review of a secondary caries treatment effect Glass-ionomer restoratives: a systematic review of a secondary caries treatment effect Glass-ionomer restoratives: a systematic review of a secondary caries treatment effect Randall R C, Wilson N H Authors' objectives To review the evidence for the ability of glass-ionomer restoratives to inhibit secondary caries at the restoration margin. Searching MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched from 1970 to May 1996 (...) of secondary caries. How were decisions on the relevance of primary studies made? The authors do not state how the papers were selected for the review, or how many of the authors performed the selection. Assessment of study quality The authors produced a systematic assessment list to evaluate the papers selected for the review. Studies were assessed for: prospective follow-up, stated aim, choice of sample size, source of patient sample, inclusion/exclusion criteria, use of appropriate control

DARE.1999

260. Cost-effectiveness model for prevention of early childhood caries

Cost-effectiveness model for prevention of early childhood caries Cost-effectiveness model for prevention of early childhood caries Cost-effectiveness model for prevention of early childhood caries Ramos-Gomez F J, Shepard D S Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability (...) of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study assessed three levels of preventative intervention (minimal, intermediate and comprehensive) in treating dental caries in disadvantaged children aged younger than 6 years. The minimal intervention consisted of risk assessment in the form of a dental exam and preventive treatment in the form of a fluoride varnish applied at 6-month intervals. The intermediate intervention included the two components of the minimal intervention, along

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.1999