Casamassimo PS, Chin JR, Conte CE, Crystal YO, Ginsberg E, McGuire E, Estrella Yuson MR, Wright R. 2020. Treating tooth decay: How to make the best restorative choices for children's health. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, 15 pp.
Annotation: This brief focuses on restorative choices for decayed teeth in children. It discusses the importance of treating tooth decay in children, what to consider when choosing the type of restoration, and how cavities are formed. Detailed information, including treatment name, description, best uses, success rates, and average costs, for specific types of restorations is presented. Action steps for policymakers, insurers, pediatric dentists, and parents and other caregivers are included. The brief also offers tips for tooth decay prevention.
Contact: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611-2637, Telephone: (312) 337-2169 Secondary Telephone: (800) 544-2174 Fax: (312) 337-6329 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: https://www.aapd.org/research/policy-center/ Available from the website.
Keywords: Costs, Dental caries, Financing, Oral health, Prevention, Treatment