Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

ARTICLE
Year
: 2002  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15--17

Oral health in the District of Hassan, Karnataka State - An epidemiological study


J Joseph1, SB Javali2, K.V.V. Prasad3 
1 Lecturer, Dept of Community Dentistry, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Pondicherry, India
2 Lecturer in statistics, Department of Community Dentistry, S.D.M. College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Community Dentistry, S.D.M. College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, India

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J Joseph
Lecturer, Dept of Community Dentistry, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Pondicherry
India

An oral health survey was undertaken in Hassan district of Karnataka to obtain baseline data of oral health status. A multi-stage sampling design was adopted. The results showed that 63.60% of subjects used toothbrush and paste to maintain oral hygiene. 36% reported having deleterious habits. The prevalence of dental caries in the primary dentition was 42.67% and in permanent dentition 37.51%. The dmft ranged from 1.02 in 11 years to 3.10 in 8 year age group. DMFT varied from 0.06 in 8 years to 5.05 in 65 years and over. Assessment of periodontal status showed that only a very small percentage (6.03%) of the examined sample was free from periodontal disease. The percentage of population requiring one surface filling, two or more surface filling, crown, veneer/laminate, pulpcare, extraction were 25.67%, 21.28%, 1.48%, 0.89%, 7.34% and 27.39% respectively. There was an unmet need for prosthesis particularly in the older age groups. Other disorders were found to be very minimal.


How to cite this article:
Joseph J, Javali S B, Prasad K. Oral health in the District of Hassan, Karnataka State - An epidemiological study.J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2002;2:15-17


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Joseph J, Javali S B, Prasad K. Oral health in the District of Hassan, Karnataka State - An epidemiological study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2002 [cited 2021 Aug 1 ];2:15-17
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