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Journal:   JUNDISHAPUR SCIENTIFIC MEDICAL JOURNAL   November 2002 , Volume - , Number 34; Page(s) 60 To 66.
 
Paper: 

ASSESSMENT OF ORALHYGIENE STATUS (DMFT) OF TWELVE

 
 
Author(s):  ASHRAFIZADEH S.S., SOURI H., ASHRAFIZAADEH M.
 
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Abstract: 

Oral health is one of the most important sector of public and personal health. Information on oral hygiene starus regarding to DMFT (Decayed, Missed, Filled Teeth) as essential for pupils' heath education programs. This study was carried out to assess the dental health and to determine the relationship berween the pupil's DMFT and the use of toothbrush, the parents, literacy and family size. This study was conducted on 300 pupils studying in the city of Ahwaz. They were 120 girls and 180 boys. The study was cross sectional design and sudjects were chosen within a cluster random sampling. Data was collected using a questionnaire. Results showed the mean DMFT score of 1.98. Regular use of toothbrush among boys and girls was reported 7% and 14%respectively. No significant differences were found between use of toothbrush and dental decay with parent's litercay. However. There was a significant association DMFT score and number of children in the family (p = 0.007). In conclusion, oral hygiene status amoung pupils in this community is low and health education programs particularly for more at risk groups is recommended.

 
Keyword(s): DMFT (DECAYED, MISSED, FILLED, TEETH)
 
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