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Caries Risk Assessment

Course Author(s): American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Chicago, IL

Caries Risk Assessment

While a significant percentage of the U.S. child population remains caries-free, a caries risk assessment should be a part of each child's overall health assessment. When determining a child’s risk for developing caries, clinicians should consider:

  • Biological Factors
  • Protective Factors
  • Clinical Findings
  • Anticipatory Guidance