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New Research from Chi Develops a Conceptual Model on Hesitancy of Topical Fluoride for Children

Posted: 4/15/2023 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate Donald Chi and colleagues examine the determinants of topical fluoride hesitancy for caregivers of dependent children in a new paper published in PLOS ONE. The article utilizes qualitative methods, interviewing 56 fluoride-hesitant caregivers to develop an inductive conceptual model of reasons why caregivers are hesitant despite extensive evidence that topical fluoride is safe and prevents tooth decay. Very interesting research and congrats Dr. Chi!

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