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Introducing the Significant Caries Index together with a proposal for a new global oral health goal for 12-year-olds.
  • D. Bratthall
  • Medicine
  • International dental journal
  • 1 December 2000
AIM To describe a new index, the 'Significant Caries Index' (SiC Index) with the intention of focusing attention on those individuals with the highest caries scores in each population. METHODExpand
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Cariogram--a multifactorial risk assessment model for a multifactorial disease.
This paper reviews some common methods for the assessment of caries risk. It also describes a new way of illustrating the caries risk profile of an individual, the Cariogram. Past caries experienceExpand
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Reasons for the caries decline: what do the experts believe?
The aim of this paper was to describe what experts of today believe are the main reasons explaining the caries decline seen in many westernized countries over the past 3 decades. We have collectedExpand
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Oral health information systems--towards measuring progress in oral health promotion and disease prevention.
This article describes the essential components of oral health information systems for the analysis of trends in oral disease and the evaluation of oral health programmes at the country, regional andExpand
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Evaluation of a Computer Program for Caries Risk Assessment in Schoolchildren
The ‘Cariogram’ is an interactive PC program for caries risk evaluation. It takes into account the interactions between caries-related factors and expresses a graphic assessment of the risk. The aimExpand
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A New Method for the Estimation of Mutans Streptococci in Human Saliva
A new method for quantitating the numbers of mutans streptococci in saliva-the "Strip mutans" test-was developed. It includes the following steps: A prepared plastic spatula is contaminated withExpand
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The caries decline: a review of reviews.
The aim of this paper is to review publications discussing the declining prevalence of dental caries in the industrialized countries during the past decades, focusing on some main conferencesExpand
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Caries experience of some countries and areas expressed by the Significant Caries Index.
OBJECTIVES To calculate and present the caries prevalence for some countries/states among 12-year-olds, expressed as Significant Caries Index (SiC Index) and to analyse the relationship between theExpand
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Evaluation of a computer-based caries risk assessment program in an elderly group of individuals
The aim of this study was to evaluate a caries risk assessment computer program, the Cariogram, by comparing the risk assessment of the program with the actual caries increment in a group of elderlyExpand
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A study into the prevention of fissure caries using an antimicrobial varnish.
The aim of this study, performed in Bangkok, was to evaluate the possibility of reducing fissure caries development using an antimicrobial varnish, Cervitec. Children aged 7-8 years and 12-13 years,Expand
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