Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 201--205

Assessment of oral health status of children living in orphanages of Hassan City, India


G Kavayashree, KL Girish Babu 
 Department of Dentistry, Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hassan, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. K L Girish Babu
Professor and Head, Department of Dentistry, Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hassan - 573 201, Karnataka
India

Introduction: The children residing in orphanages suffer from poor oral health. Early identification of oral diseases is at most necessary in these high-risk group children so that the prevention and controlling of the diseases can be done at the earliest. Aim: This study aims to assess the oral health status of children residing in orphanages of Hassan city, India. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, children without parents, aged 6–14 years were selected from government-run orphanages. Children willing to participate were included. Each child was examined by a single investigator. Each child was examined on an upright chair in an adequate natural light using. The data obtained were subjected to statistical analysis using Student's t-test and SPSS software 19.0. P < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Results: The mean oral hygiene score among males was 1.32 ± 0.69 and among females was 0.89 ± 0.80 ( P = 0.006). On comparison of mean gingival index score between males and females, it was not statistically significant ( P = 0.160). The prevalence of dental caries in primary and permanent dentition was 26.21% and 23.07%, respectively. The prevalence of fractured tooth was found to be 8.57%. Conclusions: The oral hygiene status and gingival health status of the orphan children were good. The prevalence of dental caries and dental trauma was low among them.


How to cite this article:
Kavayashree G, Girish Babu K L. Assessment of oral health status of children living in orphanages of Hassan City, India.J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2019;17:201-205


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Kavayashree G, Girish Babu K L. Assessment of oral health status of children living in orphanages of Hassan City, India. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Oct 23 ];17:201-205
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