Effect of Combined Caries-preventive Methods: A Systematic Review of Controlled Clinical Trials.

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Publication Article, review
Title Effect of Combined Caries-preventive Methods: A Systematic Review of Controlled Clinical Trials.
Author(s) Axelsson, Susanna ; Söder, Birgitta ; Nordenram, Gunilla ; Petersson, Lars G ; Dahlgren, Helen ; Norlund, Anders ; Källestal, Carina ; Mejàre, Ingegerd ; Lingström, Peter ; Lagerlöf, Folke ; Holm, Anna-Karin ; Twetman, Svante
Date 2004
English abstract
The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the caries-preventive effect of combined caries-preventive methods, defined as two or more different interventions in combination, each expected to prevent dental caries. The Medline database was searched for articles published in the period January 1966 to June 2003. Twenty-four controlled studies met the inclusion criteria, and their value as evidence was assessed ac-cording to predetermined criteria. The level of evidence for the overall conclusion regarding each method was graded according to the proto-col of the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care. The scientific evidence for the combination of treatments involving fluoride that had a preventive effect on caries in children and adoles-cents was graded as moderate. However, for elderly patients the scien-tific evidence for the caries-preventive effect of different combinations of treatments was found to be incomplete. No conclusion could be drawn regarding the evidence for combinations of treatments being effective for groups at high caries risk, as the results from the identi-fied clinical studies were conflicting.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00016350410006842 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Host/Issue Acta Odontologica Scandinavica;3
Volume 62
ISSN 0001-6357
Pages 163-9
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Caries risk
dental caries
intervention programs
prevention
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7890 (link to this page)

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