Dental Care

Social marketing risk-framing approaches for dental sealants in rural American Indian children

Objective: To compare three variants of a culturally relevant and theoretically based message to determine the most influential risk-framing approach for improving intention to place dental sealants for preschool children.

Design and Sample: A convenience sample of adult, American Indian participants (n = 89) attending a community health fair were assigned to view a gain-framed, loss-framed, or mix-framed dental sealant message.

The Association of Individual Characteristics and Neighborhood Poverty on the Dental Care of American Adolescents

Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the extent to which neighborhood poverty was associated with the utilization of dental care by American adolescents.

Methods: To accomplish the study goals we conducted multilevel modeling analyses of two nationally representative data sets: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K).

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