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J Adolesc Health. 2006 Jun;38(6):755-7.

Oral health needs of adolescents in a juvenile detention facility.

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Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas 75246, USA.


Oral health needs of adolescents in a large urban county juvenile detention facility were investigated using a retrospective chart review. Decayed, missing, and filled teeth (DMFT) data and other oral health indicators were abstracted from selected charts. A majority of detainees in this study had unmet dental treatment needs.

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