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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-12

Assessment and treatment of dental caries in semi-urban school children of Tamilnadu (India).


Dept. of Pedodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai

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V K Gopinath
Dept. of Pedodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai

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The study was carried out with the purpose of evaluating the prevalence of dental caries, in semi urban school children. The sample comprised of 415 school going children. DMFT/dmft scores were recorded as per WHO 1987 criteria. Mean DMFT was found to be 0.17, 0.06 in male and female children at 3 to 6 age group which increased to 1.21 & 1.10 in males and female in 9 to 12 year age group. Mean dmft at 3 to 6 years was 1.36, 1.17 in male and female children which further increased at 6 to 9 years in both sexes but in the 9 to 12 year age group the value decreased to 1.48, 0.87 in male and female children respectively. The entire sample showed a dental caries prevalence of 58.1. It was noted that the children brushed once a day with toothpaste and toothbrush. Complete oral rehabilitation was undertaken through an incremental school health care programme.






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