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Abstract

This Note is one of a series of reports presenting the results of the National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program. It describes the procedures used to conduct this program's clinical and radiographic examinations. The first part provides a brief overview of the design and operation of the Program, and the planning required for the examination process. The second part describes the clinical examination procedures, including the equipment and supplies used, examination criteria, examiner training, and data collection procedures. The third part describes the radiographic examinations, and the final part discusses examiner reliability, data management procedures, and resource requirements. The program's major findings and its public policy implications for preventive dental care programs are summarized in R-3203.

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