Infant ChecklistChecklist for infants
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4.2 Evaluation of oral health risk
4.2 What is dental safety evaluation? However, the evaluation of risks, which can be carried out by basic healthcare providers, other healthcare professions and early infancy specialists, is carried out on the assumption that not all babies and young people are likely to experience dental hygiene issues. Babies and adolescents with a high caries hazard are therefore likely to require more preventative dental healthcare and treatments than babies and adolescents with a lower caries hazard.
Verbal healthcare hazard assessments include the identification of the risks of an infant or child or the protection items that may affect them. This checklist can be used to evaluate the risks of mouth diseases, especially dental caries, to an infant or child. Fill in the blank and keep it in the infant's or child's medical data sheet.
When the healthcare provider tickes more than one of the checkboxes in the bad breath risks box, the infant or young person should be classified as at risk, and the healthcare provider should direct the infant or young person to a dental practitioner for an orally performed medical check-up and/or possible dental care. Doctors and other non-oral healthcare professions may also use the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's Dental Disease Evaluation Sheet to assess the risks of dental cavities in babies and young children based on biologic, protectiveness and clinic evidence.
Upon completion of the hazard evaluation, specialists should complete the section on the results of the verbal hazard evaluation in the Verbal Hearing, Screening and Follow-up Advice Evaluation Format, which should then be retained in the infant's or child's medical records.