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The National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program (NPDDP) delivered five different regimens of school-based preventive dental care to groups of children in ten American cities between 1977 and 1981. The purpose of the NPDDP was to determine the costs and effects of these techniques in a real-world setting. This report details the costs in each site of the five regimens. It generally concludes that a comprehensive program consisting of sealants, prophy/gel treatments, fluoride mouthrinsing, plaque control, and dental education would cost about $55 per child per year.

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