Promoting Research by Standardization of Caries Risk Assessment

I just returned from the annual COHRI Winter Meeting which was held in Vancouver, Canada. During the meeting, I had a chance to talk to Dr. Joel White, Professor in the Division of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Division of General Dentistry, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry University of California, San Francisco about his leading role in COHRI’s CAMBRA workgroup which currently includes 57 members. The CAMBRA group was formed to standardize the caries risk assessment form in an electronic health record across dental institutions. His group also has developed a COHRI CRA Short form, which includes 6 questions to determine caries risk. This COHRI CRA Short form includes clinical decision support and automatically calculates caries risk based on the answers to the 6 questions.

Please watch the interview:

If you are interested in the fully operational electronic patient record form, just send me an e-mail to Joel at and he can have the COHRI CRA and COHRI Short Form loaded on your school’s test/train/live axiUm server.

Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Development and Information Management
Associate Professor, Dental Public Health, Center for Dental Informatics
School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh