After a long silence, the Bibby Library News & Tips Blog is active once again!
Today’s entry is a guest post from Neelam Jadeja, Dental Resident affiliated with the NYS Department of Oral Health and Bibby Library’s Student Employee.
Dental caries, one of the most common oral diseases, has been classified by the dental profession with the older, more surgical classifications which do not include initial noncavitated lesions, such as white or brown spots.
As other therapeutic models have been developed and used to prevent, treat, and reverse caries, the American Dental Association (ADA) developed the Caries Classification System (CCS) to incorporate more interceptive nonsurgical efforts.
The new treatment planning module of the electronic dental record system, Axium, includes the ADA CCS to record caries diagnosis. Although it is intended to be an easy-to-implement system, the dental professionals find the new module to be very confusing, time consuming, repetitive, and so on.
Therefore, it is essential to understand the ADA CCS, because the activity level of the lesion over time is included with the other clinical characteristics such as lesion location, site of origin, and extent.
These variables are necessary to determine which clinical treatments and therapeutic interventions are appropriate to control and treat these lesions. Furthermore, this new classification provides essential features to assess caries risk, to trend progression or regression of caries, and to determine effectiveness of caries management strategies and preventive programs.
To learn more about the ADA CCS go to: http://www.urmc.edu/miner/mdl.aspx?U=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.adaj.2014.11.018
You can also read the article in JADA at Bibby Library.
I hope you like it!!