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Comment & Response
September 2017

The Benefit of Early Preventive Dental Care for Children

Author Affiliations
  • 1Private practice, South Miami, Florida
JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(9):917. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.2057

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.

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