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Defining dental caries for 2010 and beyond.

Authors
  • Fontana, Margherita
  • Young, Douglas A
  • Wolff, Mark S
  • Pitts, Nigel B
  • Longbottom, Chris
Type
Published Article
Journal
Dental clinics of North America
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2010
Volume
54
Issue
3
Pages
423–440
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.cden.2010.03.007
PMID: 20630187
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This introductory article provides an overview of the caries disease process that will help guide readers into the world of evidence-based caries management in the beginning of the twenty-first century and help them understand the ongoing need to update in this field. This issue of Dental Clinics of North America provides clinically relevant reviews, full of chair-side recommendations based on best available evidence, on epidemiology, nomenclature, disease process, and management. A glossary of common terms in cariology is included.

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