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 : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9--12

Assessment and treatment of dental caries in semi-urban school children of Tamilnadu (India).


VK Gopinath, VK Barathi, A Kannan 
 Dept. of Pedodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai

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V K Gopinath
Dept. of Pedodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai

The study was carried out with the purpose of evaluating the prevalence of dental caries, in semi urban school children. The sample comprised of 415 school going children. DMFT/dmft scores were recorded as per WHO 1987 criteria. Mean DMFT was found to be 0.17, 0.06 in male and female children at 3 to 6 age group which increased to 1.21 & 1.10 in males and female in 9 to 12 year age group. Mean dmft at 3 to 6 years was 1.36, 1.17 in male and female children which further increased at 6 to 9 years in both sexes but in the 9 to 12 year age group the value decreased to 1.48, 0.87 in male and female children respectively. The entire sample showed a dental caries prevalence of 58.1. It was noted that the children brushed once a day with toothpaste and toothbrush. Complete oral rehabilitation was undertaken through an incremental school health care programme.


How to cite this article:
Gopinath V K, Barathi V K, Kannan A. Assessment and treatment of dental caries in semi-urban school children of Tamilnadu (India). J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 1999;17:9-12


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Gopinath V K, Barathi V K, Kannan A. Assessment and treatment of dental caries in semi-urban school children of Tamilnadu (India). J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 1999 [cited 2020 Oct 22 ];17:9-12
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