Bright Futures Oral Health Pocket Guide

Risk Assessment

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Oral health risk assessment, which can be conducted by oral health professionals and other health professionals, is based on the premise that not all infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant and postpartum women are equally likely to develop oral health problems. Oral health risk assessment involves identifying the risk factors that may impact an individual's oral health.

Use these risk assessment tables to assess the infant's, child's, adolescent's, or pregnant or postpartum woman's risk for oral health issues.


Caries Risk Assessment Tools

Health professionals may refer to these caries risk assessment tools developed by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Dental Association to assist in classifying risk for tooth decay in infants, children, and adolescents based on environmental, physical, and overall health factors