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 : 1998  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 84--9

An epidemiological study on the prevalence of dental caries and treatment need in 12-15 year old children in Bhiwandi (Maharashtra).


JS Rodrigues, SG Damle 
 Dept of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai

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J S Rodrigues
Dept of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai

An epidemiological survey of the prevalence of dental caries and treatment need in the powerloom township of Bhiwandi revealed a prevalence level of 56.93%. The overall mean DMFT score was 1.25 +/- 1.34. Decayed teeth accounted for the largest component of the reported DMF teeth followed by an almost equal proportion of missing and filled teeth. Single surface restorations were the most frequent type of treatment required, followed by the two or more surface restorations, extractions and pulp therapy.


How to cite this article:
Rodrigues J S, Damle S G. An epidemiological study on the prevalence of dental caries and treatment need in 12-15 year old children in Bhiwandi (Maharashtra). J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 1998;16:84-9


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Rodrigues J S, Damle S G. An epidemiological study on the prevalence of dental caries and treatment need in 12-15 year old children in Bhiwandi (Maharashtra). J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 1998 [cited 2020 Dec 4 ];16:84-9
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