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This article is part of the supplement: Biotechnology and Biomaterials to Reduce the Caries Epidemic

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Behavioral Problems In The Utilization Of New Technology To Control Caries: Patients And Provider Readiness And Motivation

Philip Weinstein

Author Affiliations

Department of Dental Public Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

BMC Oral Health 2006, 6(Suppl 1):S5  doi:10.1186/1472-6831-6-S1-S5

Published: 15 June 2006

Abstract

New research developments frequently are neither adopted by providers nor utilized by patients. This dual problem of impacting the behaviors of providers and patients presents a challenge. This paper will present behavioral theories and technologies that can be utilized to impact both provider and patient behaviors.