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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 340-343

Dental caries prevalence and treatment needs among 12- and 15-year-old school-going children of rural and Urban Areas of Bhopal District, India


1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, People's Dental Academy, Peoples University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Peoples Dental Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhanpur Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Vijayta Sharva
Department of Public Health Dentistry, People's Dental Academy, Peoples University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiaphd.jiaphd_82_17

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Introduction: Dental caries is highly prevalent among children and persists to be a significant public health problem worldwide. Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of dental caries and treatment needs of 12- and 15-year-old schoolchildren of Bhopal district and to compare the dental caries levels and treatment needs of government schoolchildren of urban and rural areas of Bhopal district. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 12- and 15-year-old urban and rural school-going children of Bhopal district. A total of 1100 schoolchildren were screened using a multistage sampling procedure. The children were examined according to the dentition status and treatment needs, WHO (modified) oral health assessment. Student's t-test was used for continuous variables and Chi-square test used for categorical data and P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: The prevalence of dental caries at the age of 12 years was 33.5% and 26.5% at the age of 15 years. Dental caries was higher in urban schools as compared to rural schools. The maximum need was for one-surface restoration. Conclusion: The prevalence of dental caries at both the age groups was low. This suggested a need of dental health education program including proper oral hygiene instruction which helps children to improve positive dental attitude and behavior.


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