Article: Volume 46 Number 2 Page 171 - February 2019

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Tooth Wear Risk Assessment:  Practice-Based Risk Assessment - a Practical Guide for Oral Healthcare Teams: Tooth Wear

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Abstract: This paper discusses the presence of, and interplay between, erosion, abrasion and attrition as risk factors of tooth wear progression. The Basic Erosive Wear Examination is recommended as a simple practice-based screening tool to integrate into a risk assessment. Finally, the risk indicators are summarized and categorized using a high, medium or low risk classification system to facilitate practical risk assessment.

Clinical relevance: This paper provides a practical guide for oral health providers to screen and risk assess tooth wear.

Author notes: Saoirse O’Toole, BA, BDentSc, MFD RCSI, FHEA, PhD, Petros Mylonas, BDS, DipMedEd, MFDS RCPS(Glasg), MJDF RCS(Eng), FHEA and David Bartlett, BDS, FDS RCS, MRD, FDS RCS(Rest), CCST, FHEA, PhD, Department of Prosthodontics, King’s College London Dental Institute, Guy’s Tower, Guy’s Hospital, London SE1 9RT, UK.

Objective: To summarize the risk factors associated with erosive tooth wear and explain how to perform a comprehensive risk assessment.

 

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