Philips introduces CARE tool for risk assessments

The Philips CARE (Customizable Assessment and Risk Evaluator) tool is based on industry standards, and can help dental professionals provide more comprehensive care for their patients at all stages of life.

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The Philips CARE (Customized Assessment and Risk Evaluator) tool is based on industry standards, and can help dental professionals provide more comprehensive care for their patients at all stages of life. Based on dental professionals’ evaluation and the clinical data they provide, the CARE tool will generate an assessment and make recommendations for them to consider — revealing patients’ low, moderate, high or extreme risk factors.

Upon using the CARE tool, dental professionals will then be given instructions that will help them manage their patients’ ongoing oral health. The tool is designed to assist clinicians in assessing patient risk for three disease categories:

DENTAL CARIES

By managing microbial infection and promoting protective factors, dental professionals can help patients slow or halt the disease.

PERIODONTAL DISEASES

Recommendations to help patients slow or halt the destructive processes by incorporating good oral hygiene, professional preventive services and antimicrobial treatment.

ORAL PATHOLOGY

Identifying patients at risk for life threatening oral pathology raises awareness, as early detection is key to improving survival rates.

CARE’s simple online interview style allows dental professionals to consistently, easily and comprehensively gather important patient information. All it takes is a click, an interview, an oral examination, CARE’s online assessment of risk and, ultimately, the clinician’s expertise to determine patients’ evidenced-based treatment and preventive plan.

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