ICDAS is a peer-reviewed and internationally recognised visual assessment tool that allows a tooth's health status to be graded numerically.

An e-learning programme, developed with the assistance of Smile-on Limited, explaining the ICDAS method of recording and monitoring the presence of caries is now available.

The programme may count towards CPE/CE credits (1½ hours).

The ICDAS Foundation are indebted to Colgate for an educational grant which allowed this e-learning programme to be developed.

The 90-minute e-learning programme available here has been developed to support training in the use of ICDAS. It explains the ICDAS examination protocol and reviews the coding system.

The ICDAS Foundation is a registered charity in Scotland. In response to international interest in the system, the former £20 GB charge for on-line access has been suspended so that this is now provided at no cost. It is requested that users consider making a donation to help the Foundation maintain and further develop the System and the e-learning materials. Details of how to donate will appear shortly.

If you require a CD-ROM version which will run off-line, these will be available soon for a cost of £30 GB from the same website.

For further details or if you have any immediate questions about this training package, please contact

Professor Gail Douglas
BMSc (Hons), BDS (Hons), PhD, MPH, FDS RCSEd, FDS (DPH) RCS
Department of Dental Public Health,
Leeds Dental Institute,
Clarendon Way,
Leeds LS2 9LU.

E-mail g.v.a.douglas@leeds.ac.uk

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