caries risk assessment

car·ies risk as·sess·ment

(karēz risk ă-sesmĕnt)
Procedure to predict future dental caries development before the onset of disease.
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"Updated CAMBRA Caries Risk Assessment Tool for Ages 0 to 5 Years" targets the younger patient population.
Correctly diagnosing the lesions is the first step in caries risk assessment and therefore, in managing the risk.
The routine saliva collection process facilitated the determination of stimulated and unstimulated pH and the buffering capacity required for the caries risk assessment. The antigen-specific assay chairside test, Saliva-Check Mutans (Gc America, Inc.; Alsip, IL) and the culture-based bacteria test, CRT [R] (Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.; Amherst, NY), were administered during a routine appointment in the dental hygiene clinic as part of the participant's intra-oral examination.
KEYWORDS: Caries risk assessment, Cariogram, Children, Dental caries.
With caries risk assessment, the dental hygienist may recommend fluoride therapy, apply fluoride varnish, teach improved brushing techniques and interproximal biofilm management, apply sealants and refer the patient to the dentist for further restorative treatment.
Such decreases may reflect improvements in dental health over time and also a reduced need for restorations, possibly owing to provincial and regional investments in universal early childhood public health screening programs and early childhood dental health programs, including dental health risk assessments (e.g., 12-month caries risk assessment), preventive counselling and education, and non-invasive management of caries at public health units through fluoride varnish applications for children five and under.
There is evidence that involving primary care providers in administering select preventive dental services such as application of fluoride varnish, caries risk assessment, anticipatory guidance, and referral to a dental home are effective measures in preventing childhood caries.
Caries risk assessment using Cariogram appears to be unrelated with caries experience or the number of caries lesions in this high-caries adult population.
University of North Carolina Caries Risk Assessment Study: comparisons of high risk prediction, any risk prediction, and any risk etiologic models.
The University of North Carolina Caries Risk Assessment study: further developments in caries risk prediction Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 1992; 20: 64-75.