Caries risk assessment appropriate for the age 1 visit (infants and toddlers)

J Calif Dent Assoc. 2007 Oct;35(10):687-702.


This article discusses caries management by risk assessment for children age 0-5. Risk assessment is the first step in a comprehensive protocol for infant oral care. The program includes opportunities to establish a "dental home" and provide guidance for improved health outcomes. Risk assessment forms, instructions for use, and guidance-related education points have been included. Collaboration among all health professionals regarding early and timely intervention to promote children's oral health and disease prevention is emphasized.

MeSH terms

  • Cariostatic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child, Preschool
  • Colony Count, Microbial
  • Dental Care for Children
  • Dental Caries / microbiology
  • Dental Caries / prevention & control*
  • Dental Caries Susceptibility
  • Dentists
  • Family
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Health Education, Dental
  • Health Promotion
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Motivation
  • Oral Health
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Parents / education
  • Pediatrics
  • Physicians, Family
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Time Factors


  • Cariostatic Agents