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Table 3 Mean running costs (in €) related to dental treatment from 5 to 12 years of age.

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   177 86 216 129 111 160
   Low-risk 166 161 79 215 132 99 142
   Intermediate 52 190 84 220 114 130 188
   High-risk 27 251 90 214 143 149 200
Routine N = 202   156 56 312 84 188 244
   Low-risk 134 140 49 305 85 133 188
   Intermediate 50 186 50 319 88 263 249
   High-risk 18 192 72 346 59 388 406