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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 231-237

The oral health status of institutionalized children that is, Juvenile home and orphanage home run by Gujarat state Government, in Vadodara city with that of normal school children


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Himachal Dental College and Hospital, Sunder Nagar, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, K.M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University, Pipariya, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Himachal Dental College and Hospital, Sunder Nagar, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Ankita Gaur
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Himachal Dental College and Hospital, Sunder Nagar, Mandi - 175 002, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.135833

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Background: Dental Caries and Periodontal Diseases are widespread and virtually everybody suffers from them, and in global scenario dental caries are the most prevalent oral diseases among children. Observation home serve as temporary holding facilities of juvenile and orphans who are arrested by police or found to be living in neglected. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate oral health status (caries prevalence, dmft, DMF, OHI index) of the institutionalized children that is, juvenile home, orphanage home run by Gujarat Government in Vadodara city with that of normal school children. Design: Cross-sectional study was conducted among the 166 children residing in juvenile and orphanage home with 384 school children. Results: The prevalence of dental caries was higher among the school going children (62.12%) with juvenile group having (52.4%) but the oral hygiene was poor among the juvenile group children with respect to those of school going group. Conclusion: It is concluded from the present study that juvenile group children had lower caries prevalence but poor oral hygiene status in contrast to school going children.






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