To support a shift toward a more preventive and outcomes-focused philosophy, the ICCMS™ group developed a framework that synthesizes risk assessment data with caries classifications.
To support a shift toward a more preventive and outcomes-focused philosophy, the ICCMSTM group developed a framework that synthesizes risk assessment data with caries classifications.
The aim is to help clinicians systematically identify patients at risk of caries, detect initial lesions and treat them non-operatively wherever possible and, where surgery is needed ICCMSTM provides guidance on healthy tissue preservation
As a result this framework will deliver health maintenance, disease control, patient-centered quality metrics as well as the wider impacts of using the system.
Our Core Training elearning programme is structured to reflect these elements and is tailored to your specific field of dentistry. So, for example, in the ‘Classification’ module, you will see that the caries codes are shown to you at their most granular level. This gives public health experts and epidemiologists, the tools to enable more accurate assessment of dental caries - measuring from an initial white spot lesion only seen on a dry surface to the most severe lesions. Disease progression can also be more accurately tracked.
With this data you can better assess changes in prevalence and the distribution of the disease in different ages and risk groups across difference communities around the globe.
Over the last few years more countries and centers have used this system, which is backward compatible with other caries-coding conventions.