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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 147-51

Prevalence of dental health problems among school going children in rural Kerala.


Department of Dental Surgery, M.O.S.C. Medical College, Kolenchery

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Department of Dental Surgery, M.O.S.C. Medical College, Kolenchery

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The purpose of this study was to know the prevalence and pattern of dental health problems in rural school children of Kerala and to identify the priority area for dental health education programmes. The children were examined and findings recorded. the findings show that more than 50% of the children in the 12 to 15 years of age group in rural Kerala suffers from some form of dental diseases. Males and females are equally affected and dental caries is the most common problem encountered.






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