Oral disease prevention technologies for community use

Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 1991;7(3):327-44. doi: 10.1017/s0266462300005705.


Dentistry is perhaps the most prevention oriented of the many disciplines in health care. This article examines technologies for the prevention of caries (including the use of fluoride, oral hygiene and prophylaxis, sealants, and dietary modifications), periodontal disease, and soft-tissue lesions that can be used in community-oriented programs.

MeSH terms

  • Dental Caries / prevention & control*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Mouth Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Periodontal Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Preventive Dentistry / methods*
  • Technology, Dental