Caries Risk Assessment-Protocols and Paraphernalia

2020 Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology  
Measures of caries control involve identifying the disease process and the risk factors; this is achieved by first performing a caries risk assessment for the patient in order to identify his/her risk factors for caries development. With a better understanding of the caries process, there comes a change in operative dentistry. Although there is considerable variability between dentists, there is more emphasis on preventive dentistry than ever before. The shift in emphasis appears to be
more » ... ears to be occurring in dental schools in which curriculum and practical skills are focused more on caries risk assessment, modern management of the caries disease. This paper reviews about the various caries risk assessment approaches and models and stresses on the need for a risk assessment based approach.
doi:10.37506/ijfmt.v14i4.13186 fatcat:jrr5ghryzzbrlhbjq7myubmahi