Canadian Caries Risk Assessment Tool for Pre-schoolers

The Canadian Caries Risk Assessment Tool (CCRAT) is now included in the 2020 edition of the Rourke Baby Record, a pediatric record widely used by family physicians and pediatricians in Canada for well-baby and well-child visits for infants and children.


The CCRAT allows primary health care providers or oral health providers in non-traditional clinical settings to assess the risk of—and take defined initial action on—tooth decay in children under the age of six.

Connecting Young Children to Dental Care

The tool will prompt users to refer children to dental providers in order to establish dental homes for children and apply fluoride varnish if children are determined to be at high risk for caries.

Learn more:

The CCRAT is endorsed by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. Learn more about CCRAT at the following links.

Government of Canada

University of Manitoba

CDA Essentials

Last updated: April 2021