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Title: Caries prevalence and treatment needs of healthy and medically compromised children at a tertiary care institution in Saudi Arabia
Authors: Brown, A.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: We examined the caries prevalence and treatment needs of medically compromised and healthy paediatric patients attending the dental clinic of a tertiary care institution in Saudi Arabia. The medical records of 175 healthy and 211 medically compromised 5-year-old Saudi children were reviewed. Data was extracted on clinical status and number of decayed, extracted and filled teeth [deft score]. A total of 91.9% of medically compromised and 84.0% of healthy children had evidence of caries. Mean deft score was 9.91 for medically compromised and 6.25 for healthy children. A high proportion of carious teeth [79%] were untreated, with no significant difference between the 2 groups
Description: 378-386
Keywords: Needs Assessment
Dental Caries Susceptibility
Risk Assessment
Health Education, Dental
Dental Care
Subject: Dental Caries
ISSN: 1020-3397
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