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Dentistry for babies: why do parents seek dental care?

  • Robinson Frederico Cunha1,*,
  • Jaqueline Xavier Matos2
  • Suzimary Moya A.P. Marfinati2

1Pediatric Dentistry, State University Paulista (UNESP), School of Dentistry, Rua Jose Bonifacio, 1193

2 16015-505, Aracatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

3Pediatric Dentistry, State University Paulista (UNESP), School of Dentistry, Aracatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.28.3.x06626w18k6688n2 Vol.28,Issue 3,July 2004 pp.193-194

Published: 01 July 2004

*Corresponding Author(s): Robinson Frederico Cunha E-mail:


This study investigated what are the main reasons that led parents to enroll children in a clinic for

infants. This was studied by consulting 1368 records during the period from July 1996 to August 2001.

The predominant reason for enrolling was orientation/prevention followed by “other” and treatment.

This study demonstrated that a program for children from the first year of life encourages parents to

have a new vision of dentistry.

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Robinson Frederico Cunha,Jaqueline Xavier Matos,Suzimary Moya A.P. Marfinati. Dentistry for babies: why do parents seek dental care?. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2004. 28(3);193-194.


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