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Vol. 72, No. 5
ISSN: 1488-2159
June 2006


Assessment of Caries Risk in Elderly Patients Using the Cariogram Model


• Anna Y. Alian, DDS •
• Mary E. McNally, MSc, DDS, MA •
• Solveig Fure, DDS, PhD •
• Dowen Birkhed, DDS, PhD •

A b s t r a c t

For several decades, Swedish researchers, clinicians and educators have recognized risk assessment as an important part of routine management of dental caries. Innovative caries risk assessment models, such as the Cariogram software program, have been developed to systematize the evaluation of various risk factors for caries and to develop targeted prevention interventions based on caries risk. The benefits derived from these models in terms of improving the health of high-risk groups such as older adults have not been well studied. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the application of the Cariogram software in the management of dental care for 3 elderly patients.


MeSH Key Words: computer simulation; dental caries/etiology; dental caries/susceptibility; models, biological
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