The ECC Collaborative uses an evidence-based disease management approach to manage and reduce caries progress in children younger than 60 months of age who present with early childhood caries. The aim of the Collaborative is to spread the practices and protocols of disease management of ECC, including, risk assessment, risk-based recall, fluoride use and self-management goal setting, in conjunction with restorative care. We have successfully tested the disease management approach in diverse settings to demonstrate lower rates of new cavitated lesions, pain and referrals for restorative treatment in the operating room.
With the success of Phase I & II the DentaQuest Institute is planning for Phase III for the ECC collaborative. We are planning to expand the project to include up to 35 sites across the United States. The release date for the RFA will be announced soon and interested sites can begin to plan for how they can be participate. Please contact Palmer Corson, email@example.com for more information. More information is also available in this video.
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