Next Article in Journal
SEM Evaluation of Internal Adaptation of Bases and Liners under Composite Restorations
Previous Article in Journal
Improving Oral Health Status of Children in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Open AccessArticle

Comprehensive Implementation of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) in a Dental School and University Oral Health Centre: A Stepwise Framework

School of Dentistry, International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Dent. J. 2014, 2(1), 41-51; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj2010041
Received: 17 January 2014 / Revised: 12 February 2014 / Accepted: 14 February 2014 / Published: 19 February 2014
ICDAS (the International Caries Detection and Assessment System) is a new approach to the detection and classification of dental caries, starting with the stage showing the earliest visual changes. Methodology: This article describes the implementation of the ICDAS at the School of Dentistry, International Medical University, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in a step-by-step systematically planned process. Beginning with the setting up of a Task Force in 2011 for the evaluation and preparation of the training resources and the running of exploratory training exercises, it finally culminated in carrying out training workshops for the entire staff and students. After the internal processes had been completed, an international expert (KE) was invited to evaluate the process and conduct another workshop using the resources developed within the University, including a reference set of carious teeth. The overall time taken was one and a half years. Conclusions: The implementation of the ICDAS has been comprehensively set into motion within the context of our local curriculum and oral healthcare delivery arrangements. However, this will be an ongoing process with further quality assurance measures being required clinically together with the continuing training of new staff. Sharing this ‘framework’ of the ICDAS implementation process should considerably ease the path and reduce the time period of future implementations by other dental teaching institutions. View Full-Text
Keywords: ICDAS; dental caries; implement; school; Malaysia; challenges; framework; classification; faculty training ICDAS; dental caries; implement; school; Malaysia; challenges; framework; classification; faculty training
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Ahlawat, P.; Parolia, A.; Hasan, Z.; Smales, F.C.; Pau, A.; Toh, C.G. Comprehensive Implementation of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) in a Dental School and University Oral Health Centre: A Stepwise Framework. Dent. J. 2014, 2, 41-51.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop