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

Published on: 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.

Tags

allied health personnel, child, dental care for children, dental caries, dental caries susceptibility, diagnosis, family, fluorides, general practice, general practitioners, health personnel, infant, medical staff, nurses, oral health, pediatrics, periodontal diseases, physicians, physicians' offices, primary care, primary health care, risk assessment, tooth diseases, dental, Oral, Paediatric, Preschool