AAPD Director of Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center Interviewed by Dr.Bicuspid.com
March 9, 2015 03:04 PM
Dr. Paul Casamassimo was interviewed by Tony Edwards, editor in chief of Dr.Bicuspid.com, for a March 6 story regarding the recent CDC caries report.
According to the article:
"The changes in the rates of dental caries are in a positive direction," he toldDrBicuspid.com. "There's been a reduction in the suffering and treatment burden on families and children, so we're pleased the trend is going in that direction."
This reduction in the caries rate is something of a validation of the work the dental profession has been doing for the last 20 years in terms of emphasizing prevention, brushing teeth twice a day, fluoride use, flossing, and the like, Dr. Casamassimo said. The near doubling of the number of pediatric dentists in the past 15 years and improvements in utilization of dental services by children in Medicaid over this same period also are significant."
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