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Targeting of the Year One dental visit for United States children


S. M. Hashim Nainar, CRSE 2361, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109–1078. E-mail:


Summary. The aim of this review was to evaluate the evidence with regard to the timing of the first dental visit for children in the United States. It was concluded that the Year One dental visit should be performed for all children of low socioeconomic status. However, it should be regarded as an elective procedure for infants of middle-to-high socioeconomic status, except for certain selected high dental caries risk subgroups.