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Study of DMF index in aircrew members of Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
SA Mousavi, E Zakerzadeh
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Background: DMF is an important index for evaluation of tooth health, which is used in epidemiologic studies to survey the teeth condition. It indicates the number of decayed, missed and filled teeth.
Materials and methods: In this study, the teeth of 341 of aircrew members were checked up and acquired information were entered to forms. Data were analyzed by SPSS software.
Results: The mean value of D index (decayed teeth), M index (missed teeth), F index (filled teeth), and DMF index were 1.1±1.8, 2.3±3.4, 5.7±3.5, and 9.2±5.1 respectively.
Conclusion: The mean of DMF index in aircrew members (9.2) shows that all of aircrew members have one to nine decayed, missed, or filled teeth. This indicates the need of more serious dentistry care in this important group.
Keywords: DMF index, Military, Aircrew members
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Type of Study: Original |
Received: 2012/03/7 | Accepted: 2014/06/3 | Published: 2014/06/3
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Mousavi S, Zakerzadeh E. Study of DMF index in aircrew members of Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force. EBNESINA. 2008; 11 (1) :5-9
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