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Pediatr Dent. 2017 Nov 1;39(7):431-433.

Money in Tension with Ethics: A Commentary.

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Professor of Dental Education and a professor of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., USA;, Email:


Monetary incentives are frequently in tension with evidence-based and cost-effective clinical care, thus posing an ethical concern in the practice of dentistry. The purpose of this commentary was to examine the issue of treating children in the context of caries risk assessment and with specific reference to the periodic oral examination, radiographic surveillance, topical fluorides, and the pumice rubber prophylaxis.

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