Periodontitis: How good are current prediction models?


12 prediction models for periodontitis incidence and progression were identified in 7 studies. There were several methodological and reporting shortcomings of published prediction models and indicated further research is required.

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Periodontal disease: risk assessment may have promise


This review found 10 cohort studies related to 5 different periodontal risk assessment tools. The available evidence is limited in quality and should be interpreted with caution but suggests that they are able to identify subjects with different probability of periodontitis progression.

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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…]