BSS indicator descriptions:
PK = preschool children, SA = school age children, AD = adults
Untreated decay (PK, SA, AD): presence of active caries in primary and permanent dentition
Treated decay (PK, SA, AD): previously treated decay (e.g. restoration) in primary and permanent dentition. This category also includes fixed prosthetics, including crowns and restored implants.
Existing sealants (SA): sealants (either full or partial) that are present on permanent molar teeth. Exclude sealants on non-molar permanent teeth or on the primary dentition
Early childhood caries (PK): presence of caries on the six maxillary primary anterior teeth. For the BSS, mandibular anterior teeth are not included
Denture use (AD): presence of either partial or full removable dentures
Number of natural teeth upper arch (AD): the number of natural teeth present in the upper arch
Number of natural teeth lower arch (AD): the number of natural teeth present in the lower arch
Need for Periodontal Care (AD): patient needs periodontal treatment (dental prophylaxis or other periodontal therapy) before the next dental visit
Treatment Urgency (PK, SA, AD):
No obvious problem: there are no visible dental problems, routine care recommended
Early treatment: a dental problem is present and should be addressed within the next six months
Urgent treatment: pain or infection is present and the dental problem needs to be addressed immediately
Other Dental Care: any other dental service not included in the specific service responses. “Other Dental Care” includes services that you believe are important to disseminate, but are not routinely included in ROHDEO (e.g. case management).