Dental health in children with cancer

J. E. Clarkson, O. B. Eden

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    This study investigated the dental health of children (aged 1-14 years) diagnosed with cancer 4-36 months earlier. Sixty patients were examined and interviewed; 43% had untreated decay and only 35% had seen a dentist since their malignancy had been diagnosed. A significant source of bacterial infection is not being treated in this at risk population. The level of dental disease and lack of dental prevention indicates a need to integrate medical and dental care.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)560-561
    Number of pages2
    JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1998


    • Dental disease
    • Dental treatment
    • Oncology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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