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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 60-62

Dental Caries experience among Kindergarten School going children of Lakhanpur, Kanpur

Rama Dental College Hospital & Research Centre, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Objective: The present study was done to assess the prevalence of dental caries in the primary dentition of kindergarten school children enrolled in the nursery schools of Lakhanpur, Kanpur, India. Materials and Methods: The study population comprised of around 300 School children aged 2-6 years old randomly selected from the nursery schools in Lakhanpur. Dental caries was recorded using the decayed, missing, filled teeth (dmf-t) index and the decayed, missing, filled surface (dmf-s) index. The data collected was subjected to statistical analysis. Conclusion: Around 42% of the preschoolers were caries free. The study showed the need for an oral health programme for this population, including both preventive and curative methods.

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