Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 72--78

Dentition status and treatment needs and association with socio-economic status, gazetted status and oral hygiene practices of State Government employees in Shimla City, Himachal Pradesh


VK Bhardwaj1, KL Veeresha2, KR Sharma3 
1 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, H.P.Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Shimla (H.P.), India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Preventive and Community Dentistry, M.M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
3 Professor and Head, Dept. of Pedodontics, H.P.Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Shimla (H.P.), India

Correspondence Address:
V K Bhardwaj
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, H.P.Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Shimla (H.P.)
India

Objectives: To assess dentition status and treatment needs and association with socioeconomic status, gazetted status and oral hygiene practices among state government employees in Shimla city, Himachal Pradesh in India Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants: This study was conducted on 1008 dentate subject 705 (69.9%) males and 303 (30.1%) females out of 10908 government employees. Data regarding dentition status and treatment needs was recorded on a W.H.O. format 1997. Type III examination was conducted under good illumination by the investigator himself. Results: Total teeth examined were 29575 out of which 14.84% were decayed. Overall mean DMFT was 3.29 (1.86). Females were reported significantly higher (p<0.05) DMFT 3.49 (2.31) than males 3.12 (1.42).Subjects with higher SES had lesser mean DMFT than lower SES. Employees who brush their teeth once a day presented with higher DMFT than those who brush once daily. The difference was highly significant (p < 0.001).Gazetted officers had significantly lower (p<0.05) mean DMFT than non gazette employees. «SQ»D«SQ» component presented the major proportion of the caries index. Conclusions: A preventive and curative oral health policy for the government employees in Shimla city needs to be planned and implemented to maintain their commitment in their official work.


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Bhardwaj V K, Veeresha K L, Sharma K R. Dentition status and treatment needs and association with socio-economic status, gazetted status and oral hygiene practices of State Government employees in Shimla City, Himachal Pradesh.J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2011;9:72-78


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Bhardwaj V K, Veeresha K L, Sharma K R. Dentition status and treatment needs and association with socio-economic status, gazetted status and oral hygiene practices of State Government employees in Shimla City, Himachal Pradesh. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Jun 24 ];9:72-78
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