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Evid Based Dent. 2005;6(1):2-4.

Risk-based recall intervals recommended.

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Department of Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450, USA.


This summary of clinical guideline 19 from NICE includes recommendations for patients of all ages (both dentate and edentulous patients) and covers primary care received from NHS dental staff (dentists, independent contractors contracting within the NHS, dental hygienists and therapists) practising in England and Wales. The guideline takes into account the potential of the patient and the dental team to improve or maintain the quality of life and to reduce morbidity associated with oral and dental disease. The guideline does not cover intervals between dental examinations that are not routine dental recalls; that is, intervals between examinations related to ongoing courses of treatment, or part of current dental interventions, nor does it cover emergency dental interventions, or intervals between episodes of specialist care.

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