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 : 71--73

Dentofacial changes and oral health status in mentally challenged children


Rahul Bhowate1, A Dubey2 
1 Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Wardha (MS), India
2 Dept. of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Raipur, India

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Rahul Bhowate
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India

The study was carried out on 69 mentally challenged individuals. They were subjected to detailed clinical evaluation for dentofacial abnormalities and oral health status. Of the 69 mentally handicapped individuals 27 had Downs syndrome and 42 had cerebral palsy. Characteristic facial abnormalities were seen in children with Downs syndrome. In cerebral palsy, fracture maxillary anteriors were more evident. All the Downs syndrome cases had abnormal TMJ movements but in cerebral palsy only 35.7% of individuals had abnormal TMJ movements. In both the groups, submandibular lymph adenopathy was reported. Present study revealed dental caries in 56.0% of the individuals. Fair clinical level of oral hygiene in 60% of the individuals was seen.


How to cite this article:
Bhowate R, Dubey A. Dentofacial changes and oral health status in mentally challenged children.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2005;23:71-73


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Bhowate R, Dubey A. Dentofacial changes and oral health status in mentally challenged children. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2005 [cited 2021 Dec 5 ];23:71-73
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