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Comparison of nutritional counseling between provider types.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16903448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to compare the provision of and attitudes toward nutritional counseling between pediatricians and pediatric dentists. METHODS: Questionnaires were mailed to 500 US members of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics. RESULTS: The survey had a response rate of 33% (pediatric dentists=36%; pediatricians=29%). 84% of pediatricians routinely offered nutritional counseling compared to 71% of pediatric dentists. With respect to cariogenic foods, 82% of pediatric dentists and 74% of pediatricians correctly recommended bottle contents, and 33% of pediatric dentists and 19% of pediatricians correctly recommended snacks. 79% of pediatric dentists compared to 69% of pediatricians believed nutritional counseling had at least some effectiveness. Eighty-nine percent of both specialties somewhat or strongly agreed that nutritional counseling was an important aspect of oral health care. CONCLUSIONS: While pediatric dentists made slightly better recommendations than pediatricians regarding cariogenic foods, both provider types demonstrated a need for more education regarding nutritional counseling.
Gina Sajnani-Oommen; Silvia Perez-Spiess; Kell Julliard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dentistry     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0164-1263     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dent     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-14     Completed Date:  2006-09-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909102     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-74     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Diet, Cariogenic
Nutritional Sciences / education*
Pediatric Dentistry*
United States

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