Delivering Risk-Stratified Care
Explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious) biases affect providers’ understanding, actions, communication, and treatment decisions.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the concept of risk-stratified care management and its practical implementation in dental practice.
- Discuss the most common uses for risk-based treatment planning and the role therapy and intervention play in determining overall health.
- List disease indicators and other risk factors that should be considered during patient assessment and care.
- Identify the types of practice settings most often associated with use of caries risk assessment tools and effective strategies for improving patient compliance.
This course was issued in October 2019 and expires October 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.