Understanding Measurement of Dental Diseases and Research Participation in Practice Set-Up Academic Article uri icon


  • A general understanding of the measurement of dental diseases can help practitioners in the process of assessing the patient's future risk of disease. More importantly, as clinical studies shift from the traditional academic setting to practice-based networks, practitioners might play a more significant role in research. An important issue in oral health disease management in the future will be the standardization of clinical criteria and the development of alternative mechanisms of data collection for epidemiologic purposes.

publication date

  • April 2008