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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Cost-effectiveness Analysis Of Preventive Methods For Occlusal Surface According To Caries Risk: Results Of A Controlled Clinical Trial [análise De Custo-efetividade De Métodos Preventivos Para Superfície Oclusal De Acordo Com O Risco De Cárie: Resultados De Um Ensaio Clínico Controlado]|
|Abstract:||This study presents the results of a cost-effectiveness analysis in a controlled clinical trial on the effectiveness of a modified glass ionomer resin sealant (Vitremer, 3M ESPE) and the application of fluoride varnish (Duraphat, Colgate) on occlusal surfaces of first permanent molars in children 6-8 years of age (N = 268), according to caries risk (high versus low). Children were examined semiannually by the same calibrated dentist for 24 months after allocation in six groups: high and low risk controls (oral health education every three months); high and low risk with varnish (oral health education every three months + varnish biannually); and high and low risk with sealant (oral health education every three months + a single application of sealant). Economic analysis showed that sealing permanent first molars of high-risk schoolchildren showed a C/E ratio of US$ 119.80 per saved occlusal surface and an incremental C/E ratio of US$ 108.36 per additional saved occlusal surface. The study concluded that sealing permanent first molars of high-risk schoolchildren was the most cost-effective intervention.|
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