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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 865-869

Dental caries experience and periodontal status of the female inmates in Yerwada Prison, Pune, Maharastra


1 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Vadgaon, Pune, India
2 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Vadgaon, Pune, India

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Vittal Das Shetty
Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Vadgaon, Pune
India
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Objectives: To determine the prevalence of dental caries and periodontal conditions of the female prison inmates. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: Female yerawada prison, Pune, Maharashtra. Method: Participants underwent a structured interview and dental examination. Results: 32.7 % had no history of caries, 67.6 % had caries. None of the inmates had completely healthy periodontium. Maximum number of subjects had calculus. Conclusion: This survey emphasises the need for oral health care services and programs to improve the oral health of prisoners.


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