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What is behind the increased prevalence of preschoolers with cavities?

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Air date: December 30, 2012

Host: David Crabb, MD

Healthcare Policy & Public Health Pediatrics
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Interview: Jeffrey Dean, DDS, MSD, executive associate dean at IU School of Dentistry



For the first time in 40 years, there is an increased number of children with multiple cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mirroring this alarming trend is the increased number of children who have to be anesthetized to treat their great number of cavities and overall tooth decay. Tune in to hear Jeffrey Dean, DDS, MSD, executive associate dean at IU School of Dentistry, share his thoughts regarding the origins of this trend and advice for parents of preschoolers to reduce the incidence of cavities.

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