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J Am Dent Assoc. 1995 Aug;126(8):1156-63.

Using anticipatory guidance to provide early dental intervention.

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Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA.


While the infectious-disease model continues to dominate the design of preventive programs for children, ample evidence supports the need to consider other aspects of caries prevention such as functional and developmental considerations--and to do it earlier than conventional wisdom would suggest--if further gains are to be made in caries reduction. Anticipatory guidance provides a framework for prevention that goes beyond caries to address all aspects of children's oral health.

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