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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 105-111

Prevalence and treatment needs of dental caries among 12 and 15 years old school going children in Lucknow City


1 P.G. Student; Dept. of Public Health Dentistry. B.B.D College of Dental Sciences. Lucknow, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry. B.B.D College of Dental Sciences. Lucknow, India

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Shivanjali Grover
P.G. Student; Dept. of Public Health Dentistry. B.B.D College of Dental Sciences. Lucknow
India
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Aim: The present study has been done with the aim to assess the prevalence and treatment needs of dental caries among 12 and 15 years old school going children in Lucknow city. Materials and Method: Total sample of 1040 children was randomly selected for the study. A total of 20 schools were selected by lottery method for the study. WHO proforma (1997) was used to examine the children. Results: The prevalence of dental caries in 12 years old children was 57.7% and in 15 years old children was 48.5%. The treatment needs assessed were 48.2% females and 52.1% males amongst 12 years required one surface filling and amongst 15 years 43.2% females and 48.2% males required one surface filling. Conclusion: As it was seen the prevalence of dental caries was high in the school going children of Lucknow city. Thus the need to impart knowledge about maintaining of oral hygiene is very important.


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