(1997): British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD
) co-ordinated National Health Service surveys of caries prevalence 1985/6-1995/6.
BASCD guidance on the statistical aspects training and calibration of examiners for surveys of child dental health.
British Association for the study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) diagnostic criteria for caries prevalence surveys 1996/97.
Caries was recorded as both dmfs and dmft according to BASCD
criteria [Mitropoulos et al., 1992; Pitts et al., 1997] to the D2 level i.e.
Recording of dental caries was carried out according to the BASCD
criteria using artificial light, mouth mirror and a WHO CPITN probe [Pitts et al., 1997].
Dental caries was recorded at the level of cavitation or visual evidence of caries in accordance with BASCD
criteria for the standardised assessment of dental health [Mitropoulos et al., 1992].