Translating the caries management paradigm into practice: challenges and opportunities

J Calif Dent Assoc. 2011 Oct;39(10):702-8.


In an era of evidence-based care, the question of how much evidence is needed to implement changes into practice becomes central to dentistry's recognition that dental caries management must change to a focus on risk-based, patient-centered disease management rather than just restorative care. This article reviews some of the opportunities, needs, and challenges involved in the adoption and implementation of caries management strategies into everyday clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Dental Caries / prevention & control
  • Dental Caries / therapy*
  • Dental Caries Susceptibility
  • Dental Restoration, Permanent
  • Evidence-Based Dentistry
  • Humans
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Practice Patterns, Dentists'*
  • Risk Assessment