Guideline 138: dental interventions to prevent caries in children - Full guideline

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Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network - SIGN
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
Publication date:
01 March 2014


This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in dental interventions to prevent caries in children and young people aged 0-18 years carried out by dental care teams within dental practices in Scotland. The guideline focuses on advice or interventions that are applied at an individual rather than a population level. This does not imply that population-based approaches are not important or not recommended.

The guideline replaces SIGN 47 on preventing dental caries in children at high caries risk and SIGN 83 on prevention and management of dental decay in the pre-school child.