Clinical protocols for caries management by risk assessment

J Calif Dent Assoc. 2007 Oct;35(10):714-23.


This article seeks to provide a practical, everyday clinical guide for managing dental caries based upon risk group assessment. It is based upon the best evidence at this time and can be used in planning effective caries management for any patient. In addition to a comprehensive restorative treatment plan, each patient should have a comprehensive caries management treatment plan. Some sample treatment plans are included.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / therapeutic use
  • Cariostatic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Comprehensive Dental Care
  • Dental Caries / diagnosis
  • Dental Caries / prevention & control
  • Dental Caries / therapy*
  • Dental Caries Susceptibility
  • Dental Fissures / diagnosis
  • Dental Fissures / therapy
  • Dental Restoration, Permanent
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Humans
  • Lasers
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Radiography, Bitewing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Root Caries / therapy
  • Tooth Remineralization


  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Cariostatic Agents