Epidemiology of Early Childhood Caries: Clinical Application
Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 05/25/2012
Smith GA et al. – Early childhood caries (ECC) is the most communicable and preventable disease process in children younger than 5 years. Instead of moving in the direction epidemiologists would like to see, incidence rates of ECC are moving upward from the targeted 11%, as outlined by Healthy People 2010.