Caries risk assessment: Limited evidence for current models

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This review of the effectiveness of Caries Risk Assessment (CRA) models included 32 studies providing limited evidence that CRA is effective for caries assessment and prediction.

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Caries risk assessment using the Cariogram model in young adults

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This three year long prospective cohort study involving over 1,000 young Swedish adults found that the Cariogram system was no better than existing methods for caries risk assessment.

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Caries risk assessment programmes in pre-school children

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Identifying children at greatest risk of caries in order to optimize preventive activity has been a goal of  the dental profession for many a long year and a number of reviews of potential risk factors have been conducted ( see Dental Elf 10th Dec 2012).  This study aimed to assess a number of caries risk [read the full story…]

Limited evidence for caries risk assessment systems

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Assessing an individual patient’s risk of caries is considered to be an important element of contemporary treatment planning, for example the 2004 NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) recall guidance recommended risk-based recall intervals. The aim of this review was to assess the evidence supporting four caries risk assessment (CRA) systems:- Cariogram, Caries [read the full story…]