Posted on: January 17, 2012
Bright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families to make oral health a component of well child visits.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has created a caries risk assessment form. This can be used to determine a child’s risk for developing caries.
This tool is intended for documenting caries risk of the child, however, two risk factors are based on the mother or primary caregiver’s oral health. All other factors and findings should be documented based on the child.
For more information about oral health or Bright Smiles from Birth, please contact:
Director, Prevention Projects
1400 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026, ext 213