Risk Assessment in Oral Health

A Concise Guide for Clinical Application

  • Iain L.C. Chapple
  • Panos N. Papapanou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction: Risk Assessment in Modern Healthcare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Iain L. C. Chapple
      Pages 3-6
    3. Ryan T. Demmer, Panos N. Papapanou
      Pages 7-22
    4. Ola Norderyd, Åsa Wahlin
      Pages 23-29
  3. Risk Assessment in General and Oral Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Marcus Dörr
      Pages 33-60
    3. Laura J. Gray
      Pages 61-76
    4. Svante Twetman, Avijit Banerjee
      Pages 89-100
    5. David Bartlett, Saoirse O’Toole
      Pages 101-118
    6. Saman Warnakulasuriya
      Pages 119-132
    7. Koula Asimakopoulou
      Pages 133-143
  4. Principles in Risk Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Roger Matthews
      Pages 159-174
  5. Risk Assessment in Dental Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Leonardo Trombelli, Roberto Farina
      Pages 203-223
    3. Kevin Lewis
      Pages 225-243

About this book


This book is a wide-ranging guide to risk assessment and risk-based prevention in oral health and dentistry. Readers will find clear explanation of the principles, models, and tools of risk assessment, as well as practical information on risk assessment in relation to periodontal disease, caries, tooth wear, and oral cancer. The lessons that the oral healthcare profession can learn from experiences regarding risk assessment in primary medical care practice, particularly in cardiovascular and diabetes medicine, are highlighted. The closing section focuses specifically on implementation of risk assessment within the dental practice, including training of the oral healthcare team and the need to take into account medicolegal considerations. The book is a very timely addition to the literature, given the move towards wellness- rather than repair-based models of healthcare in Europe and North America and the focus of dental contracts on risk-driven care pathways. It will be of high value for not only practitioners but also professionals in healthcare funding bodies.


Risk-based prevention in oral health Models and tools of risk assessment Risk in periodontal disease Risk evaluation in dental practice Oral healthcare training

Editors and affiliations

  • Iain L.C. Chapple
    • 1
  • Panos N. Papapanou
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Birmingham, School of Dentistry, Institute Of Clinical Sciences, College of Medical and Dental SciencesBirminghamUK
  2. 2.College of Dental Medicine, Division of Periodontics, Section of Oral, Diagnostic and Rehabilitation SciencesNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-38646-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-38647-4
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