EVALUATION OF CARIES RISK IN PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN USING THE CAMBRA PROTOCOL AND CAST INDEX / AVALIAÇÃO DO RISCO DE CÁRIE EM CRIANÇAS EM IDADE PRÉ-ESCOLAR UTILIZANDO O PROTOCOLO CAMBRA E O ÍNDICE CAST

Vanessa Cristina da Silva Jorge, João Victor Frazão Câmara, Gisele Damiana da Silveira Pereira, Isabel Ferreira Barbosa, Renato Feres de Carvalho Vianna, Paulo Ricardo Barros de Campos, Hana Fried, Sonia Groisman
2021 Brazilian Journal of Development  
Objective: To evaluate the risk of caries and oral health condition in children, using the CAMBRA protocol of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the Species and Treatment Index for Caries Assessment (CAST) in preschoolers. Method: Method: It is characterized as a cross-sectional retrospective observational analytical study, with clinical examination procedures, questionnaires and oral hygiene analysis in children from 2 to 5 years old. 507 preschoolers aged 2 to 5 years were
more » ... d 2 to 5 years were evaluated in public daycare centers in the city of São Gonçalo -Brazil. Results: The CAMBRA protocol has a moderate risk of 55.4%, while 44.6% has a high risk of caries, from 2 to 5 years. When considering the range of 2 to 3 years apart, 67.1% of children are at high risk. The CAST index showed 10.6% of lesions caused by caries, correlated between caries and the CAST index. Conclusion: It is necessary to implement preventive strategies to reduce caries in this studied group.
doi:10.34117/bjdv7n3-412 fatcat:fqe6wqmwbrhxrogeuml6lqyfz4