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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2014

Dental Caries: Screening in Children Age 5 Years and Younger

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of routine screening for dental caries performed by primary care clinicians in children age 5 years and younger. This is an I statement, which means evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
United States Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Oral Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Dental Caries in Children from Birth Through Age 5 Years: Screening [Internet]. 2014 May [cited 2017 Sept 8]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/dental-caries-in-children-from-birth-through-age-5-years-screening?ds=1&s=dental