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May 1930


Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(5):1147. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930170234022

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This is the third monograph in the School Health Research Series, and deals with the analysis of the mouth records of 7,500 children of the fifth and sixth grades, as well as several thousand children of lower ages. The six chapters are divided into the measurable aspects of oral hygiene, the continuity of decay, the effects of fillings on dental decay, the relation of enamel defect to school health policy, stain tartar and gingivitis and the application of the conclusions to the problem of dental influence. In all of these aspects the idea has been to develop a standard for measurement, so that individual comparisons may be formulated into one standard. This will be contributory to the development of an evaluation formula which in the final volume of the series can be applied to each of the school groups that have been studied.

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