Florida Dental Care Study

The Florida Dental Care Study (FDCS) was a highly successful longitudinal, observational cohort study of oral health and dental care.  A great deal was learned from this study.  We published 75 peer-reviewed scientific research articles in 30 different journal titles.  This study was funded by eight grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.  


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Publications list     

Tables of results to supplement certain publications
FDCS funding and awards
FDCS investigators and staff
Eligibility criteria for the FDCS
Original aims of the FDCS
Stages of data gathering in the FDCS
Questionnaires used in the FDCS
Dental examination data entry program used in the FDCS
How we were so successful with keeping participants in the study
Peer-reviewed abstracts list
Other links (journals where FDCS articles have been published, NIDCR, NCHS, Census Bureau, etc.)

This page was established February 3, 1998. In March 2000, Dr. Gilbert moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. However, we continue to maintain this web page as a resource for the FDCS. This page is optimized for use by Internet Explorer version 6.0. A WebTracker counter was established August 1998 and operated until February 2004. Apparently, the company that provided this free service went out of business. The FDCS web site had approximately 7500 hits during that period. We chose not to identify another web tracking service and so discontinued monitoring the number of visits to the site at that time.