Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74--79

Prevalence of dental caries among 5-13-year-old children of Mangalore city


P Sudha1, S Bhasin1, RT Anegundi2 
1 Department of Pedodontics, CODS, Mangalore, India
2 Department of Pedodontics, SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, India

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P Sudha
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore - 575 001
India

A study of prevalence of dental caries was undertaken in 5-13-year-old children from Mangalore city. A total of 524 children were examined. The sample consisted of 193, 160, and 171 children in the 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13 years of age group, respectively. Dental caries was examined visually and observations were recorded. Silness and L φe plaque index, L φe and Silness gingival index were used to record the periodontal status. The prevalence of dental caries was highest in 5-7-year-age group compared to 8-10 years and 11-13 years age groups. The increasing prevalence of dental caries needs dental health programmes, which target the specific segments of the population.


How to cite this article:
Sudha P, Bhasin S, Anegundi R T. Prevalence of dental caries among 5-13-year-old children of Mangalore city.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2005;23:74-79


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Sudha P, Bhasin S, Anegundi R T. Prevalence of dental caries among 5-13-year-old children of Mangalore city. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2005 [cited 2019 Nov 15 ];23:74-79
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