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 were published in 2018.
In brief: The science is in. CAMBRA works.
CAMBRA methodology is evidence-based and is provided as a guide to health care providers. The final decision as to caries risk level and caries management protocol for each individual patient remains the responsibility of the health care provider.
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