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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-53

Prevalence of DMFT and fluorosis in the students of Dayer city (Iran).


Dental School of Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

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Gh H Ramezani
Dental School of Islamic Azad University, Tehran
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The survey was performed using the cross-sectional method on 506 students selected using multi-stage random sampling. The fluorosis level according to Deans classification and DMFT with its standard method were surveyed. The water fluoride level was estimated in 6 town sources twice, using Alizarin chemical method. The fluorosis and DMFT prevalence in the samples was determined. A total number of 506 students (55.6% boys and 44.4% girls) aged 13 +/- 3 years were examined. The water fluoride level was 2.43 +/- 0.23 ppm and in all the samples, which was more than normal. 19.9% of the subjects being surveyed were healthy 43.6% had mild, 25% moderate and 11.5% had severe fluorosis. Severe fluorosis was found in 65.8% of girls and 34.2% of boys (p < 0.05). The mean DMFT value was 1.8 +/- 1.73 and was higher in girls in comparison with boys (p < 0.05).






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