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J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2014 Jan-Mar;32(1):3-8. doi: 10.4103/0970-4388.127039.

Oral health status of 5 years and 12 years old school going children in rural Gurgaon, India: an epidemiological study.

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ESIC Dental College, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS:

Oral health is an essential component of health throughout life. Hardly any information is available on the oral health status of children in Gurgaon. Thus, the present study was conducted among 5-year-old and 12-years-old children in schools in rural Gurgaon.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A total of 1003 children were examined of which 619 were in 5 years age group and 384 in 12 years group. The prevalence of dental caries was studied using dentition status and treatment needs index. For dental calculus criteria of Community Periodontal and for dental fluorosis Dean's index was used.

RESULTS:

In 5 years age group prevalence of dental caries was 68.5%, dental fluorosis was 22.5% and treatment needs were 63.7%. In 12 year age group prevalence of dental caries was 37.5%, dental fluorosis was 76.04%, highest community periodontal index score was 2, seen in 80.2% and overall treatment needs were 44.3%.

CONCLUSION:

Preventive approaches seem to be a viable alternative to tackle the overwhelming problem of dental caries and other oral diseases. Provision of oral health education in schools and school based preventive programs are important for improvement of this situation.

PMID:
24531594
DOI:
10.4103/0970-4388.127039
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