Valuation of the risk of dental caries: a tool for the comprehensive dental care of the child

  • Gloria Escobar-P. Universidad de Antioquia
Keywords: Caries risk, Risk assessment, Caries prevention, Pediatric dental care

Abstract

This article explores the state of the art about caries risk assessment, and its importance in a contemporary preventive approach based on new concepts about the caries process. After a review of the factors proposed for the determination of individual caries risk and the progression of dental caries, an analysis about the possibilities of risk assessment and its contribution towards a comprehensive dental care for the pediatric patient is offered.

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Published
2009-11-30
How to Cite
Escobar-P. G. (2009). Valuation of the risk of dental caries: a tool for the comprehensive dental care of the child. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 18(1), 68-80. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/odont/article/view/2776