The CariScreen Caries Susceptibility Test by Oral BioTech is a simple 1-minute chairside bacterial test for assessing patients’ caries risk. Quick and painless, CariScreen uses ATP bioluminescence to identify oral bacterial load and has been proven to correlate with patients’ risk for decay. You simply take a swab sample of the plaque from your patients’ teeth, which when combined with special bioluminescence reagents within the swab, will create a reaction that is then measured with the meter. The CariScreen will give a score between 0 and 9,999. A score under 1,500 is considered relatively healthy, while above that shows considerable risk for decay. This technology not only allows you to measure your patients’ risk for decay today, but also helps measure their progress as they follow the recommended protocols for reducing risk.