Bangkok, Thailand (September 23, 2015) – The ICDAS Foundation and its Global Collaboratory for Caries Management (GCCM) have announced two new applications that will be provided to dental professionals and patients free of charge to help achieve better early caries prevention by using the International Caries Classification and Management SystemTM (ICCMSTM). The applications were introduced at this week’s FDI Annual World Dental Congress, in Bangkok, Thailand and were made possible by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Colgate.
“ICCMS™ is a recently agreed comprehensive system integrating caries risk assessment, staging of lesions and tooth preserving management of tooth decay. It has been developed by leading international experts,” said Dr Nigel Pitts, co-chair of the ICDAS Coordinating Committee and co-chair of the ICDAS Foundation. “It highlights the need for the identification of early caries so that lesions can be reversed or managed at the earliest stages, and tooth tissue preserved. In addition, we hope that ICCMS™ will serve as a platform for a shared approach between dental care professionals and patients in actively preventing and controlling caries.”
The applications, derived from the ICCMS™ Implementation Workshop held at King’s College London in June 2013, will be made available to download very soon via the International Caries Detection and Assessment System’s (ICDAS) website, https://www.icdas.org/ and the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future website, www.allianceforacavityfreefuture.org.