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Table 2 Number of visits for dental treatment from 5 to 12 years of age. Analysis of variance: Preventive/Dental hygienist: Group effect, p = 0.002, Risk category effect, p < 0.001; Preventive/ Dentist – dental assistant team: Group effect, p < 0.001; Restorative/ Dentist – dental assistant team: interaction term Group*Risk category, p = 0.001, Group difference: low-risk p < 0.09, intermediate p = 0.003, and high-risk category p < 0.03

From: Risk-based early prevention in comparison with routine prevention of dental caries: a 7-year follow-up of a controlled clinical trial; clinical and economic aspects

Prevention group   Dental hygienist Dentist-dental assistant team
  Preventive Preventive Restorative
Risk category at 2 yrs n Mean S.D. Mean S.D. Mean S.D.
Risk-based N = 245   8.2 4.0 3.9 2.3 2.0 2.9
   Low-risk 166 7.5 3.6 3.9 2.4 1.8 2.6
   Intermediate 52 8.8 3.9 4.0 2.1 2.4 3.4
   High-risk 27 11.6 4.2 3.9 2.6 2.7 3.6
Routine N = 202   7.2 2.6 5.7 1.5 3.4 4.4
   Low-risk 134 6.5 2.3 5.5 1.5 2.4 3.4
   Intermediate 50 8.6 2.3 5.8 1.6 4.8 4.5
   High-risk 18 8.9 3.3 6.3 1.1 7.1 7.4