By the time the term “CAMBRA” emerged in 2002, there already were numerous peer-reviewed papers suggesting that dentists do caries risk assessment and understand the role of salivary dysfunction in caries. Those papers formed the underpinnings of the CAMBRA approach.
By 2006, initial validation of a CAMBRA risk assessment tool appeared. In less than a decade, researchers had further validated the assessment tool, as well as the CAMBRA therapeutic approach. Further testing and validation aimed at replicating the results of university-based clinical studies in community dental offices are expected in early 2017.
In brief: The science is in. CAMBRA works.
Publications and Current Research Initiatives
- Journal of Dental Education: The Effects of Faculty Calibration on Caries Risk Assessment and Quality Assurance
- Journal of the California Dental Association: Validation of the CDA CAMBRA Caries Risk Assessment: A Six-Year Retrospective Study