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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 6 ( November-December, 2011 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Prevalence of Dental Caries among 13 and 15-Year-Old School Children in an Endemic Fluorosis Area: A Cross-sectional Study

K Amarendher Reddy, BR Anuradha, G Sri Laxmi, VN Malik, S Nagalaxmi Reddy, A Lakshmi Prasanna

Citation Information : Reddy KA, Anuradha B, Laxmi GS, Malik V, Reddy SN, Prasanna AL. Prevalence of Dental Caries among 13 and 15-Year-Old School Children in an Endemic Fluorosis Area: A Cross-sectional Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011; 12 (6):447-450.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1074

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

To assess the prevalence of dental caries and dental fluorosis among 13- to 15-year-old school children in Panyam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Materials and methods

The cross-sectional study was conducted among 202 school children and were examined for dental fluorosis and dental caries.

Results

This study shows that male students have a decrease in DMFT (Decayed, missing, filled, teeth) index and increase in Dean's index when compared with females. Among students with 13 to 15 years of age, 13-year-old student has increase in DMFT score when compared with other age groups and 14-year-old students has increase in Dean's score when compared with other age group students.

Conclusion

The prevalence of dental caries decreased with the increase of fluorosis among the students examined.

Clinical significance

Patients with dental fluorosis show a decreased prevalence of dental caries.

How to cite this article

Anuradha BR, Sri Laxmi G, Sudhakar P, Malik VN, Reddy KA, Reddy SN, Prasanna AL. Prevalence of Dental Caries among 13 and 15-Year-Old School Children in an Endemic Fluorosis Area: A Cross-sectional Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(6):447-450.


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