SIGN 138 Dental interventions to prevent caries in children

The SIGN guideline on Dental interventions to prevent caries in children has been published. It replaces SIGN guidelines 47 and 83.

Dental health in Scotland has shown a steady improvement since the 1980s. However, nearly a third of Scottish children still suffer with a preventable disease, the burden being greatest in those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The guideline will be of interest to health care professionals providing oral health advice to children in a one-to-one situation.

A summary is available here. To view the full guideline, go to www.sign.ac.uk.


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