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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18776

Title: Evaluation of a Caries Risk Assessment Model in an Adult Population
Authors: Kraglund, Ferne
Advisor: Kraglund, Ferne
Department: Dentistry
Keywords: dentistry
risk assessment
Issue Date: 12-Feb-2010
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a multifactorial caries risk assessment model by comparing the risk factor scores with caries increment. Secondary data analysis included a chart review of 434 dental patients in which basic caries risk scores, total risk score and caries increment were collected. ANOVA and logistic regression were conducted to assess the statistical significance of the difference between caries increments across categories of risk factors. Mean tooth caries increments of the risk groups were 0.20±0.8 (low), 1.13±1.59 (moderate), 2.09±2.63 (high), which were statistically significant (p<0.001). Past and present caries experience, carbohydrates, mucogingival bleeding index, and stimulated salivary flow showed statistically significant associations with caries increment (p<0.05) but the total risk score proved to be the most powerful predictor of future caries activity (p<0.001). The multifactorial etiology of caries necessitates the use of a risk assessment model that includes various factors that contribute to caries development.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18776
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