Oral and dental health improved tremendously over the last fifty years in Italy but still prevalence of dental caries in
children remains a significant clinical problem. This report describes the National Italian Guidelines for caries prevention.
METHODOLOGY: A panel of experts coordinated by the Italian Society of Paediatric Dentistry (SIOI) planned to elaborate the national
Italian guidelines for caries prevention in children. The structure of the guidelines has been planned to follow the principles of modern
caries treatment and management as well as science based dentistry. The main procedure was based on a hierarchic evaluation of
The guidelines are planned for dentist working in primary dental care, however, they are also designed to be
of interest for other care professionals such as paediatricians, gynecologists, pharmacists and general medical practitioners and also for
parents and/or guardians of the children.
Vol.8 – n.3/2007
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