To the Editor I read with great interest the article by Blackburn et al, “Outcomes Associated With Early Preventive Dental Care Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children in Alabama,”1 in JAMA Pediatrics. It is clear that the authors do not understand that these early visits are intended in part to identify children who may be susceptible to early childhood caries as well as those who have already been affected.
Webman M. The Benefit of Early Preventive Dental Care for Children. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(9):917. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.2057
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