Special Issue "Dental Caries Risk Assessment and Management"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: caries risk assessment; caries management system; minimal intervention dentistry
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We are organizing a Special Issue on dental caries risk assessment and management in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.
Dental caries is a complex, multifactorial disease. Caries risk indicators are variables that contribute to the disease’s development and progression. Therefore, caries risk assessment is essential in diagnosing these indicators related to a patient’s current disease. Caries risk assessment will help to predict future disease and thus enable evidence-based clinical decisions to minimise disease incidence and progression. Currently, caries-risk assessments used by dental practitioners are insufficient to quantitate a person’s caries disease susceptibility and allow for effective preventative measures. Risk assessment can individualize, select and help to determine a patient’s preventive and restorative treatment frequency, which enables practitioners to anticipate whether caries as a disease progresses or stabilizes. Research on caries risk assessment and management can offer a critical guide for healthcare providers. Assessing caries risk will provide a foundation for determining clinical decision making protocols regarding the provision of diagnostic, dietary, and fluoride treatments with the aim of disease prevention as preferential to more invasive restorative procedures.
This Special Issue is open to caries risk assessment and prevention to assist clinicians with decisions regarding prevention and treatment based upon caries risk assessments. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Dr. Rahena Akhter
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Caries risk indicators
- Caries risk assessment tools
- Caries diagnosis
- Caries progression or stabilization
- Control and prevention of dental caries
- Caries clinical protocols
- Management of the incipient/cavitated lesions
- Caries Management System (CMS)
- Diet modification, fluoride therapy and occlusal sealants