Caries risk assessment programmes for Hong Kong children
XL Gao, ECM Lo, CH Chu, SCY Hsu
Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong
Key Messages
1. Several caries risk factors/indicators were identified and serve as important references for targeted education and intervention in Hong Kong children.
2. A caries risk assessment programme outperformed other programmes and is epidemiologically and clinically useful for identifying caries-susceptible children.
3. The findings of this study will contribute to cost-effective caries prevention/intervention and optimised treatment planning.