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Improve Child QOL - Off to the Operating Room We Go!


Background: Early childhood caries (ECC) affects 621-million children worldwide. Some children will need to receive comprehensive treatment under general anesthesia (GA) due to young age, anxiety, and/or extent of treatment needs. However, GA is not without risks; these are not only immediate risks during the actual exposure, but they are potential long-term risks to brain development. In addition, GA for oral rehabilitation is expensive. In Western Australia, the cost of inpatient more...
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