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capitation

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A system of financing in dentistry in which the dentist receives a fee per patient per defined period of time in exchange for the provision of specific dental services.

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Cochrane collaboration

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Dentistry.

An international organization of researchers, practitioners, and consumers that aims to help people make well-informed decisions about healthcare issues by preparing, maintaining, and...

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consultation

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Public Health and Epidemiology.

1. A meeting between the patient, a dentist, and possibly other interested persons to discuss, following appropriate examination, the dental needs of the patient and the...

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critical appraisal

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The process of assessing and interpreting evidence by systematically considering its validity, results, and relevance to clinical practice. The evidence may be derived from clinical...

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gold standard

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A slang or jargon term for a measurement, test, method, or procedure that is considered to be the best available.

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guideline

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A formal statement about a recommended defined policy, function, or activity. Examples include guidelines for screening procedures, the clinical preventive services guidelines, and for the...

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health belief model

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A conceptual model of health-related behavioral factors affecting health that was developed by workers in the US Public Health Service in the 1950s. The model emphasizes the role of...

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lockjaw

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Dentistry.

The colloquial name for tetanus, specifically the rarely seen, severe, life-threatening disease with facial rictus and muscular spasms that prevent the mouth from opening normally.

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malocclusion

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A deviation of the teeth or a malrelationship of the dental arches outside the accepted range of normal. It may be the result of an abnormal jaw size, malformed teeth, missing teeth,...

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Medicaid

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Dentistry.

A US social assistance program established in 1965 and publicly funded jointly from federal and state sources and administered by the states to pay for hospital and medical care of the...

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