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Clinical Preventive Dental and Dental Hygiene Practice by Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)
J Dent Hyg Sci 2012;12:545-57
Published online December 31, 2012
© 2012 The Korean Society of Dental Hygiene Science.

Young-Sik Cho

Department of Dental Hygiene, Namseoul University, Cheonan 331-707, Korea
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Dental caries is biofilm induced disease throughout life and is recognized significant oral health problem. This article reviewed new trends in dental caries management by risk assessment, including history, protocol/guideline, and collaborated model. Dental caries prevention and treatment according to caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) model is patient-centered, risk-based, evidence-based practice. Team approach is necessary and clinician need to integrate science, practice and product. Dental hygienist take a important role in implementing CAMBRA. CAMBRA model could be incorporated into clinical dental hygiene education based on dental hygiene process of care as standard of dental hygiene practice and education. Dentist and dental hygienist able to provide scientific and ethical care managing dental caries by risk assessment.
Keywords : Caries management, Caries risk assessment, Caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA), Dental hygiene, Dental hygiene process of care

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