A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO SOLUTIONS FOR CHILD ORAL HEALTH, WELLBEING AND DEVELOPMENT

Grant number: 1093703 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Tooth decay in young children is one of the most common chronic diseases of early childhood. The VicGen birth cohort study has been following more than 400 children, since birth, to look at a range of factors that influence the development of tooth decay. This PhD will use data from the cohort and be one of the first studies to look at the health of children’s teeth between birth and five years of age. Findings from this work will inform strategies to help prevent children developing tooth decay