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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-14

Oral hygiene and periodontal status in a group of institutionalized hearing impaired individuals in Pondicherry - A descriptive study


1 Intern, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Govt. Pondicherry Institution, Pondicherry - 6, India
2 Lecturer, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Govt. Pondicherry Institution, Pondicherry - 6, India
3 Assistant Professor and Head Department of Community Dentistry, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Govt. Pondicherry Institution, Pondicherry - 6, India

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J.K.R. Kamatchi
Intern, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Govt. Pondicherry Institution, Pondicherry - 6
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A descriptive study was conducted among a group of hearing-impaired individuals in Pondicherry to assess the oral hygiene and periodontal status. A total of 114 individuals were examined. The data was collected by direct clinical examination using appropriate indices and findings were recorded on the proforma sheets. The data were statistically processed and the results were obtained. It was concluded that most of the study population has fair oral hygiene status (77.14%) and 70% of study population require TNII and 26.47% need TNI


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