Patient assessment in general dental practice – risk assessment or clinical monitoring?

  title={Patient assessment in general dental practice – risk assessment or clinical monitoring?},
  author={Paul R Brocklehurst and Janet R Ashley and Martin Tickle},
Risk assessment in general dental practice is becoming increasingly common and has led to the development of care protocols, which aim to act as a framework for decision making to produce an optimum level of care. However, many models of risk have been informed by research undertaken in academia and are based upon summary statistics of populations. In practice, a significant proportion of patients attend on a non-symptomatic, continuous and regular basis, often over long periods of time. This… CONTINUE READING
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