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Concepts of health and disease and caries prediction: a literature review.

Authors
  • Eriksen, H M
  • Bjertness, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of dental research
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1991
Volume
99
Issue
6
Pages
476–483
Identifiers
PMID: 1763283
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Biomedical determinants of dental caries have been more extensively investigated than psychosocial factors and their impact on caries prevalence and incidence seems to be greater. However, a majority of these investigations relate to children and adolescents. An implementation of social and psychologic variables may be more relevant regarding dental caries in adults. In addition, a multidisciplinary approach might improve our understanding of dental caries as a multifactorial disease and bridge the gap between a biomedical concept and a more holistic approach to dental health.

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