What is the purpose of CAMBRA?

CAMBRA is a growing philosophy designed to identify, diagnose, and correct the dental caries biofilm component of the caries disease process, in addition to restoring the teeth to function.

What is CAMBRA risk assessment?

Caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) encompasses a methodology of identifying the cause of disease through the assessment of risk factors for each individual patient and then managing those risk factors through behavioral, chemical and minimally invasive procedures.

What does CAMBRA mean in dentistry?

CAMBRA – caries management by risk assessment – is an evidence-based approach to preventing and managing cavities at the earliest stages.

What is the assessment tool CAMBRA?

CAMBRA Caries Risk Assessment for Ages 0–6 Years and 6 Years Through Adult. The CAMBRA (caries management by risk assessment) CRA tool was developed over decades by personnel at the UCSF, is based upon research on key factors that contribute to caries progression or reversal.

Which instrument is used to detect caries?

The briault is a sharp double ended probe and is used to detect caries on the mesial and distal (in between) surfaces of teeth.

When was Cambra developed?

Development of the CAMBRA Philosophy and Practice The Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) philosophy was developed in California following 2 consensus conferences (Featherstone et al. 2003, 2007).

Why is risk assessment used in caries management?

The Caries Risk Assessment Tool is a research-based tool used to identify the risk factors that cause dental decay. It is also used to provide recommendations to reduce the risk of future cavities. It has been well documented that dental decay affects children throughout their childhood and into their early adulthood.

What does the name Cambra mean?

granary or barn
The distinguished Spanish surname Cambra is of locative origin, being based on a physical or geographic feature found in the vicinity of the eponymous bearer’s place of abode. In this case, the Spanish word “camara” means “granary or barn,” and the surname would indicate that the original bearer lived beside a granary.

How is caries risk assessment done?

Caries-risk assessment forms are organized by age: 0-5 years and ≥6 years old, incorporating three factor categories: social and biological risk indicators, protective factors, and clinical findings appropriate for the patient age.

How does caries detector work?

Although caries detection dyes are used to identify dentin infected with cariogenic bacteria, these dyes don’t stain the bacteria in the lesion. Rather, the propylene glycol penetrates areas of dentin with loose collagen fibers. This causes the caries detection solution to stain degraded collagen rather than bacteria.

How do caries detection devices work?

Caries ID- The Midwest Caries ID (Dentsply Professional, York, Pa.) is a handheld, battery-operated device that uses a light-emitting diode (LED) between 635 nm and 880 nm to measure the reflectance and refraction of light from the tooth surface. The Caries ID evaluates changes in the mineral density of the teeth.

How is caries risk calculated?

Characteristics that place a patient at high caries risk include: Sugary Foods or Drinks: Bottle or sippy cup with anything other than water at bedtime (ages 0 to 6 years) or frequent or prolonged between meal exposures/day (ages >6 years)…Patient Education Resources

  1. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay.
  2. Cavities.
  3. Decay.
  4. Sealants.