Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

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Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 17  |  Page : 128--132

Types of patients, disease pattern, felt needs and services Provided to patients attending community dental camps


Ashok Kumar Mohapatra, Geetika Arora, SH Jayashree, Ashish Singla 
 Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Kanti Devi Dental College and HospitaMathura, India

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Objective: To find the type of patients, disease pattern, felt needs, and services provided to patients attending dental camps conducted in Mathura city. Material and Methods: The present study was an observational study done among the subjects who have attended dental camps conducted in three different geographical locations. The data regarding their socio-demographic characteristics, felt needs, disease pattern and services provided in dental camps was collected using pretested proforma. Descriptive statistics was used to describe the data. Results: The patients who visited dental camps were males (54.5%) and females (45.5%), most of them were of age-group 15-34 years, were illiterate, unemployed and distance of camp site from their residence was within 1-km. Dental caries (41%), Gingivitis (27%) and Periodontitis (25%) were commonly observed disease patterns. Most common felt need of patient was pain, dirty-teeth and decay tooth. The services provided were oral-prophylaxis (47%), restoration (26%), referral (18%) and extraction (9%). Conclusion: It was observed from the present study that an effective and successful community outreach programmes, should include those services tailored to the felt needs of the people of the locality.


How to cite this article:
Mohapatra AK, Arora G, Jayashree S H, Singla A. Types of patients, disease pattern, felt needs and services Provided to patients attending community dental camps .J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2011;9:128-132


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Mohapatra AK, Arora G, Jayashree S H, Singla A. Types of patients, disease pattern, felt needs and services Provided to patients attending community dental camps . J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Feb 26 ];9:128-132
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