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Pediatric Oral Health Risk Assessments in Primary Care Settings: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: February 25, 2016
Project Number: RB0965-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of oral health risk assessment by non-dental health professionals for improving oral health outcomes in pediatric patients younger than six years old?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines for non-dental health professionals regarding the delivery of oral health risk assessments of children from birth to six years?

Key Message

One systematic review, one randomized controlled trial, eight non-randomized studies, and five evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding oral health risk assessment by non-dental health professionals for improving oral health outcomes in pediatric patients younger than six years old.