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Module 3: Caries Risk Assessment

3.3 Caries Risk Assessment Tools

Numerous caries risk assessment tools are available for use by health providers. These tools provide a means for taking the information gathered in the parent or other primary caregiver interview and the oral health screening to classify a child’s dental caries risk at a single point in time. In primary health care settings, they can be used to determine when a referral to a dentist is indicated. When used periodically (e.g., at each well child visit), such tools can be used to assess changes in caries risk status over time.

Caries-Risk Assessment Form for 0-3 Year Olds
(For Physicians and Other Non-Dental Health Care Providers)

Caries-Risk Assessment Form

Used with permission from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2010. Guideline on caries-risk assessment and management for infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatric Dentistry 32(6):101–108.

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