Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Risk Assessment
Learning Objectives

Course Author(s): Robert V. Faller, BS

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Define risk, risk factor, and risk assessment.
  • Identify biological, environmental, sociocultural, and economic factors that increase caries risk.
  • Evaluate clues from a patient's medical and dental history to assess caries risk.
  • Implement a risk-assessment protocol.
  • Conduct a risk-assessment survey.
  • Choose individualized intervention strategies based on a risk-assessment survey.
  • Understand the additional specialized needs of certain populations, like the elderly or those with dry mouth.
  • Describe the Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) system.