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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 54-59

Dental Caries Experience and Oral Hygiene status of Biscuit Factory Workers in Kanpur City

Dept. of Preuentiue &Community Dentistry, Rama Dental College Hospital & Research Centre, Kanpur (UP), India

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Industrial workers constitute a well defined population. Due to their poor life style and neglect of oral hygiene, oral diseases seem to be more common among them. Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess dental caries experience and oral hygiene status of various biscuit factory production line workers in Kanpur city. Material & Methods: The study was conducted on a randomly selected sample of 338 production line workers of various biscuit factories in Kanpur city. The DMFT & OHI-S scores were recorded on a specially designed proforma. The data collected was subjected to statistical analysis. Conclusion: The direct exposure to sugar dust for longer duration of time and neglect in oral hygiene was the major factor in higher DMFT, OHI-S scores in production line workers of biscuit factories. Thus efforts should be directed towards preventive and curative treatment approaches to meet the demands of the industrial population

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