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EBNESINA 2010, 12(4): 15-19 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of DMFT index and level of teeth and mouth hygiene education among students in air force military bases in the year 2008-2009
S Aghighi , L Omrani
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Background: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of caries between the students of air force military bases of Ghasreh firoozeh1, Ghasreh firoozeh 2, Dooshan tappeh and the need for oral hygiene instruction and caries prevention services on these students in the year 2008-2009. Caries is one of the most common childhood diseases. One of the best indicators of prevalence is DMFTS index.
Materials and methods: This is a descriptive cross sectional study on 4666 students (2169 M, 2497F).The examination was done in the class with disposal mirrors and the data after clinical examination were analyzed with T-test and Chi- square.
Results: The mean of DMFT was (2.7 ±3.5).The components of D, M, F index respectively were 66.3, 6.3 and 26.4.Teeth fissure sealant therapy was needed in 46.2% of the students. 10.7% of the students were caries free and 89.3% of them had caries.
Conclusion: The prevalence of caries in 6-15 years old students of military bases was higher than WHO standards in 2010.The need for oral hygiene instruction and preventive treatments seems to be necessary.
Keywords: Caries prevalence, DMFT, oral hygiene instruction prevention
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/03/6 | Accepted: 2014/06/3 | Published: 2014/06/3
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Aghighi S, Omrani L. Evaluation of DMFT index and level of teeth and mouth hygiene education among students in air force military bases in the year 2008-2009. EBNESINA. 2010; 12 (4) :15-19
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