TITLE

A Two-year Randomized Clinical Trial of Chlorhexidine Varnish on Dental Caries in Chinese Preschool Children

AUTHOR(S)
Du, M. Q.; Tai, B. J.; Jiang, H.; Lo, E. C. M.; Fan, M. W.; Bian, Z.
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Dental Research;Jun2006, Vol. 85 Issue 6, p557
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The objective of this study was to assess the effect of six-monthly professional applications of chlorhexidine varnish on the prevention of dental caries in primary molars in Chinese preschool children. In a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 334 children aged 4-5 years were randomly divided into two groups. Children in the test group received six-monthly applications of a 40% chlorhexidine varnish, and the control children received a placebo varnish. Caries status of the children was assessed by two calibrated examiners at baseline and after 24 months, according to criteria recommended by the World Health Organization. The two-year mean caries increments in the test and the control group children were 1.0 and 1.6 decayed, missing, or filled molar surfaces (dmfs-molar), respectively, a 37.3% reduction (t test, p = 0.036). No side-effects were found. It was concluded that six-monthly applications of chlorhexidine varnish were effective in reducing the incidence of dental caries in primary molars.
ACCESSION #
36488188

 

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