December 2010

Volume 27, Issue 4

Trends in dental caries experience among children and adoles-cents in northern Poland between 1995 and 2003.

Authors: B. Adamowicz-Klepalska K. Emerich
doi: 10.1922/CDH_2457Emerich04


Objective: To evaluate the oral health status of children and adolescents in the Gdansk region of Poland based on epidemiological examinations performed in 1995 and 2003. Basic research design: Sampling and examinations were performed according to WHO standards in children and adolescents aged 6, 7, 12 and 18. A sample of 180 children in each year and in each age group was selected. Their caries experience was recorded in terms of the mean dft/DMFT Index. Results: The mean dft/DMFT scores in some groups changed significantly in the period 1995 to 2003. The average DMFT score of all 12-year-olds declined from 4.32 in 1995 to 3.20 in 2003 and that of 18-year-olds from 7.74 to 6.66. Conclusions: The notable improvement in dental health may be due to oral health education and the increased availability of fluoride toothpaste. Key words: Caries prevalence, dental epidemiology, DMFT.

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