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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 39-43

Oral Health Assessment of Children in Dr. D.Y. Patil Public School, Pimpri, Pune-18 – A Descriptive Study


Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune-18, India

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To assess the oral health status and treatment needs of students of Dr. D Y Patil Public School, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, an oral health survey was conducted. Data collection was done using WHO Oral Health Assessment form (1997). Survey population consisted of 294 students of 5-13 years of both sexes. The Pilot survey was conducted by students of III BDS 2002 - 2003 as a part of their curriculum. Results indicated that 86.73% children had dental caries of primary dentition. 86.39% had untreated caries and 64.62% had dmf 4 or more. Mean number of decayed primary teeth per person was 4.89 and the mean dmf was 5.27. 48.98% of permanent teeth were carious and 48.64% of caries of the permanent dentition were untreated. Assessment of periodontal status showed 36.39% subjects with bleeding and 21.76% with calculus. Enamel opacities were observed in 10.88% children. Malocclusion was recorded in 6.8% children. The percentage of population requiring preventive care, surface fillings and sealants, were 100%, 87.07%, 57.84% respectively.


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