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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 119-121

Prevalence of dental caries and treatment needs in the school-going children of rural areas in Udaipur district


1 Clinical Research Center, Darshan Dental College, Loyara, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Clinical Research Center, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, USA
3 Patron, Clinical Research Center, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
V Dhar
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Darshan Dental College and Hospital, Loyara, Udaipur - 313 011, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.36560

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Dental caries is among the most common dental problems affecting humans. This condition is a major health problem with high prevalence, globally involving the people of all regions and society. This study was conducted on 1587 government school children of Udaipur district in the age group of 5-14 years for recording the prevalence of dental caries and treatment needs. Dental caries was found in 46.75% children, and 76.87% children required some kind of dental treatment.






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