Defining dental caries for 2010 and beyond

Margherita Fontana, Douglas A. Young, Mark S. Wolff, Nigel B. Pitts, Chris Longbottom

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This introductory article provides an overview of the caries disease process that will help guide readers into the world of evidence-based caries management in the beginning of the twenty-first century and help them understand the ongoing need to update in this field. This issue of Dental Clinics of North America provides clinically relevant reviews, full of chair-side recommendations based on best available evidence, on epidemiology, nomenclature, disease process, and management. A glossary of common terms in cariology is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-440
Number of pages18
JournalDental clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2010


  • Definitions
  • Dental caries
  • Evidence base
  • Glossary
  • Terminology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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