Caries risk patients need extra care and help to control caries
If you’re a dental professional in the Nordic region, it’s now very easy to show your patients how much you care about caries prevention. Colgate has introduced new patient materials called ‘Know Your Caries Risk’, which are available free, for dental professionals in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
The material also includes a simple caries risk assessment and management tool developed together with Dr. Kim Ekstrand, Assistant Professor at Copenhagen University, which is available in a digital and paper version. This tool is based on easy-to-implement steps to support your caries management plans:
- Assessing a patient’s risk
- Classifying their risk status (low, moderate or high risk)
- Applying a personal risk management plan together with the patient.
‘Know Your Caries Risk’ can strengthen your dialogue with patients and give them the best chance of staying cavity free. The materials allow you to record:
- The oral care routine which each patient needs to perform at home
- Which anti-caries products they require
- Their next appointment at your practice.
Colgate is the leading partner for dental professionals in caries prevention and management and is the only company to provide a complete and comprehensive range of products, covering patients of all ages and risk situations.
How do you identify caries risk patients in your practice? How do you involve them? And which products do you recommend?
Manage carious lesions to prevent cavities using ‘Know Your Risk’ – a simple tool to support your management plans for preventing and arresting carious lesions – and even arresting early carious lesions. ‘Know Your Risk’ is available free, for dental professionals in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
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