About the Authors

Yulia Anopa

yulia.anopa@glasgow.ac.uk

Affiliations Dental School, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Alex D. McMahon

Affiliation Dental School, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

David I. Conway

Affiliation Dental School, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Graham E. Ball

Affiliation NHS Fife, Leven, United Kingdom

Emma McIntosh

Affiliation Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Lorna M. D. Macpherson

Affiliation Dental School, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: YA. Wrote the paper: YA ADM DIC GEB EM LMDM. Conceived the study: LMDM. Developed the study design: LMDM EM YA. Undertook the toothbrushing programme cost data collection: YA. Undertook the data analysis: YA. Provided consultation on costs of dental treatments from the NHS perspective (e.g. on salaried dental services): GEB. Contributed to the interpretation of the data: YA ADM DIC GEB EM LMDM. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: YA. Contributed to the final version of the manuscript: YA ADM DIC GEB EM LMDM. Had full access to all of the data in the study and can take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis: YA ADM DIC EM LMDM. Guarantor: LMDM.