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National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program, 1977-1981

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data, clinical data, event/transaction data, survey data
  • Klein, Stephen P.
  • Bohannan, Harry M.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Free Keywords
children; demographic characteristics; dental care; education; elementary school students; elementary schools; family; health; health facilities; public school students; public schools; school officials; students
  • Abstract

    Data in this collection document the National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program. The program provided dental examinations and preventive treatment of school children. Information such as sex, age, race, grade, and program site are given for each child, as well as data on the specific treatment regimen for the child. Data on dental habits and condition are provided by a survey of parents (which also includes demographic data on participants and non-participants), radiographic examinations, and clinical examinations. Also included are data on the costs, personnel resources, and materiel required by the program, plus results from periodic surveys of participating school principals and teachers.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Classroom Participation Census
    • DS2: Classroom Participation Record
    • DS3: Daily Treatment Log
    • DS4: Enrollment History
    • DS5: Master File
    • DS6: One-on-One Care Summary
    • DS7: Parent Questionnaire
    • DS8: Principal Questionnaire
    • DS9: Radiographic Examination
    • DS10: Site Staff Activity Log
    • DS11: Site Staff Expenditure Survey
    • DS12: Treatment Materials and Supplies
    • DS13: Teachers Questionnaire
    • DS14: Visual Examination
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977 / 1981
    Time period: 1977--1981
  • 1977 / 1981
    Collection date: 1977--1981
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Participants in the National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program.
Data are provided for children and schools participating in the National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program. Participants were located in ten sites, with two sites in each of five regions of the United States (northeast, southeast, central, southwest, and northwest). One site in each region had a fluoridated water supply, and the other had a nonfluoridated water supply. There were two types of cohorts in the study. The longitudinal cohort consisted of those children who were in grades one, two, and five at the beginning of the program. Children in the longitudinal cohort received preventive care and/or examinations throughout the five years of the program. Children in the cross-sectional cohort were in grades three, four, six, seven, and eight at the beginning of the study, and received examinations in the baseline year but did not participate in further treatment or examinations. An additional cross-sectional cohort consisted of children in grades one through nine who were examined in the final year of the study. These children had not previously been participants in the program. Approximately 82 percent of students eligible for the program received parental consent for participation.
Collection Mode
  • The National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program was conducted jointly by the Rand Corporation and the American Fund for Dental Health.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 15 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 15 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8494 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08494.v1
  • Klein, Stephen P., et al. The Cost and Effectiveness of School-Based Preventive Dental Care. R-3203-RWJ, Santa Monica, CA: Rand. 1985.
  • Bell, Robert M., et al. Treatment Effects in the National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program. R-3072-RWJ, Santa Monica: Rand. 1984.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Klein, Stephen P.; Bohannan, Harry M. (1986): National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program, 1977-1981. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.