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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Archives of Disease in Childhood|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 1998|
- Dental disease
- Dental treatment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health