The American Dental Association Caries Classification System (ADA CCS)

  • Gregory Zeller
  • Douglas A. Young
  • Brian Novy


The American Dental Association Caries Classification (ADA CCS) is a visual criterion developed to assist clinicians in categorizing all stages of the caries lesions. The criteria consist of 4 scores. The criteria can be used on coronal, root caries and caries around restorations. It categorizes lesions according to severity and activity. It is useful in caries detection and management.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory Zeller
    • 1
  • Douglas A. Young
    • 2
  • Brian Novy
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Kentucky College of DentistryLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic SciencesArthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the PacificSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Department of General DentistryLoma Linda University School of DentistryLoma LindaUSA

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