Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 272--275

Dentition status and treatment needs of engineering students in Lucknow city


Mayank Agrawal1, Sonam Agrawal2, P Anuradha3, Smita D Dutta2, Arpit Sharma4, Mukesh Gupta5, Sarita Chopra2 
1 Departments of Public Health Dentistry, Rajasthan Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Rajasthan Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Departments of Public Health Dentistry, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Departments of Public Health Dentistry, Modern Dental College and Research Center, Madhya Pradesh, India
5 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Index Dental College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Mayank Agrawal
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rajasthan Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

Introduction: Professional college students should be more aware of their health. The simple concept of oral hygiene should be understood and put into practice by them. Objectives: To assess the dentition status and treatment needs of engineering students in Lucknow city. Materials and Methods: A total of 500 subjects were included in the study. The subjects were selected from four Engineering colleges randomly selected from all parts of the city. Data were collected by using oral health assessment form by WHO (1997). The proforma included questions on oral hygiene practices, dentition status and treatment needs. Statistical analysis was performed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 15.0. Results: Among the total subjects, 56% of the subjects were males and 44% were females in the study. Decayed teeth were found among 52.8% of the subjects in the present study. However, frequency of filled teeth (4%), missing (4.8%), bridge abutment (0.4%) and trauma (5.2%) was small. One surface filling was required among 26.4% of the subjects, 2 or more surface filling was required among 8%, crown for 5.2%, pulp care was 6.4% and extraction was required in 4.4% of the subjects. The decayed, missing, and filled teeth score among male subjects was 1.02 ± 1.20 and females 0.82 ± 0.94. Conclusion: The dental caries among the engineering students was found to be high and were more in males when compared to the females.


How to cite this article:
Agrawal M, Agrawal S, Anuradha P, Dutta SD, Sharma A, Gupta M, Chopra S. Dentition status and treatment needs of engineering students in Lucknow city .J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2014;12:272-275


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Agrawal M, Agrawal S, Anuradha P, Dutta SD, Sharma A, Gupta M, Chopra S. Dentition status and treatment needs of engineering students in Lucknow city . J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];12:272-275
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