Fluoride Varnish Application: Not Always Effective in Public Health Trials

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Abstract

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Fluoride Varnish as a Public Health Measure to Reduce Caries in Children

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Hardman MC, Davies GM, Duxbury JT, Davies RM.

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Caries Res 2007;41:371-6

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE

1

PURPOSE

The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of twice-yearly application of Duraphat varnish as a public health measure to reduce dental caries in children living in relatively deprived communities.

SOURCE OF FUNDING

Information not provided.

TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN

A Cluster Randomized Control Trial

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