Prof. Amal Nour ElDin
Caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) is an evidence-based approach to preventing and treating the cause of dental caries at the earliest stages rather than waiting for irreversible damage to the teeth or only treating cavities which are the symptoms of the disease. It is imperative to know the science behind CAMBRA, sequencing of CAMBRA, and tools for easy implementation.
Now increasingly accepted and used worldwide, several assessment and management systems that are important to clinicians and researchers in detecting, preventively managing and monitoring caries as well as framing research investigations and evaluating outcomes. ICDAS provides flexible and increasingly internationally adopted methods for classifying stages of the caries process and the activity status of lesions. The new International Caries Classification and Management System (ICCMS) aims to translate the current international understanding of the pathogenesis, prevention and control of dental caries in a holistic way through a comprehensive assessment and personalized caries-care plan for every patient. They are valuable tools for public health planning and assessing incidence and prevalence of caries (tooth decay). Equally important, they now facilitate professional educational curricula and public education programs.
The aim of this presentation is to provide an overview and explicitly address the most recent best practices in preventive and minimally invasive dentistry. After Learning about CAMBRA it is considered unethical not to apply it in the daily handling of our patients for caries prevention and management and also in the teaching undertaken at dental schools around the world.