Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children: Guidance in Brief

This user-friendly guidance will be most useful for dental therapists and dentists who provide oral health services to children.

Published online: 
27 January 2012
Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children: Guidance in Brief

Guidance is provided for oral health professionals on the latest evidence-based and best-practice approaches to the prevention and management of dental caries (decay) in children.  It includes checklists and flowcharts that clearly set out key milestones and interventions with practical advice on what issues to cover with patients and families.

The Ministry of Health, the New Zealand Dental Association, the New Zealand Dental Therapists Association, the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences (Oral Health), Auckland University of Technology and the New Zealand Oral Health Clinical Leadership Network endorse this Guidance in Brief as an evidence-based resource to inform and guide clinicians in making decision when working with children and adolescents in New Zealand.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    27 January 2012
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    01 April 2010
  • Citation:
    Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme; a division of the NHS. 2010. Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children: Guidance in Brief.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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