Journal article

Interventions with pregnant women, new mothers and other primary caregivers for preventing early childhood caries

Elisha Riggs, Nicky Kilpatrick, Linda Slack-Smith, Barbara Chadwick, Jane Yelland, MS Muthu, Judith C Gomersall

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | WILEY | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Dental caries is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood and is associated with adverse health and economic consequences for infants and their families. Socioeconomically disadvantaged children have a higher risk of early childhood caries (ECC). OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of interventions with pregnant women, new mothers or other primary caregivers of infants in the first year of life, for preventing ECC (from birth to six years of age). SEARCH METHODS: Cochrane Oral Health's Information Specialist searched the following databases: Cochrane Oral Health's Trials Register (to 14 January 2019), Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (to 22 Janu..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Internal sourcesSchool of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, UK. External sourcesNational Insitute for Health Research (NIHR), UK.This project was supported by the NIHR, via Cochrane Infrastructure funding to the Cochrane Oral Health Group. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Systematic Reviews Programme, NIHR, National Health Service (NHS) or the Department of Health.Cochrane Oral Health Global Alliance, Other.The production of Cochrane Oral Health reviews has been supported financially by our Global Alliance since 2011 ( Contributors overthe past year have been the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, USA; AS-Akademie, Germany; the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry, UK; the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, UK; the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, Canada; the Centre for Dental Education and Research at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India; the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice, USA; New York University College of Dentistry, USA; and the Swiss Society for Endodontology, Switzerland