Caries risk assessment determines the likelihood of developing carious lesions, or the likelihood that there will be a change in current carious lesions (size or activity).3 If risk factors are eliminated before the diseases occur, the disease process can be prevented.
Risk factors that can be evaluated include:
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) developed a caries risk assessment form for children age 0-5 years that evaluates three areas and includes.4
These subjects are further categorized as High, Moderate or Low Risk.
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