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Making Cavities History: A Global Policy Consensus for Achieving a Dental Cavity–Free Future

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N. B. Pitts, C. Mayne

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-267
Number of pages4
JournalJDR Clinical and Translational Research
Issue number3
Accepted/In press2021
PublishedJul 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information: Our sincere thanks go to the members of the ACFF ?Making Cavities History? Taskforce for their committed involvement and contribution to the development process for the consensus recommendations. The taskforce was chaired by Professor Nigel Pitts (ACFF Global Chair, King?s College London) and assisted by the ACFF, led by Catherine Mayne. Taskforce members included the following: Ihsane Ben Yahya, Marcelo B?necker, Guglielmo Campus, James Coughlan, Rahimah Abdul Kadir, Stefania Martignon, Marco E. Mazevet, Tim Newton, Richard Niederman Prathip Phantumvanit, Sabyasachi Saha, George Tsakos, Svante Twetman, Christopher Vernazza, Marko Vujicic, Angus Walls, Domenick Zero, Shuguo Zheng, Margherita Fontana, Loice Warware Gathece, Stephen Hancocks, Marco Landi, E. Angeles Martinez Mier, Paulo Melo, Neil Myburgh, Corrado Paganelli, Wensheng Rong, Carol Gomez Summerhays, Ali A. Theyab, Heriberto Vera Hermosillo, Mahesh Verma, and Mark Wolff. Taskforce consultant: James Taylor. The authors received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. Publisher Copyright: © International & American Associations for Dental Research 2021. Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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These global consensus recommendations on caries and cavities, as well as evidence that caries is the most prevalent noncommunicable disease (NCD) globally, should be shared throughout institutional, health care professional, industrial, civil society, and patient communities so that the recommendations can be incorporated into policies for achieving a dental cavity-free future. Appropriate inclusion within strategies and action plans globally and locally will accelerate progress toward Making Cavities History, as well as improving NCDs and wider health.

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