Table 1

Key oral health outcome variables as ranked by East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine faculty

RankingVariable
1Caries risk assessment with treatment and outcomes
2Hospital ED and/or other non-dental program urgent/non-urgent dental referrals
3Periodontal risk assessment, long-term periodontal maintenance
4Case completion, Phase I (primary care level)
5ASA level classification
6Dental home, continuity of care
7Integrated/coordinated care
8Case completion, Phase II (rehabilitative care level)
9Selected surgical therapies success rate (e.g., implants, endodontic procedures)
10Selected restorative materials success rate
  • ED=emergency department;

  • ASA=American Society of Anesthesiologists