|Title:||Dental visit patterns and periodontal treatment needs among Saudi students|
|Abstract:||The aim of this study was to report on dental visit patterns and their association with periodontal health among young Saudi Arabian students. A representative sample of 3090 students was randomly selected. The students' dental visit patterns were assessed with a questionnaire. Clinical examinations were carried out using the community periodontal index of treatment needs. Age, sex and education level were significantly associated with the periodontal health. The prevalence of periodontal disease was significantly lower among subjects who were taught the right way to brush their teeth by the dentist. The highest occurrence of healthy periodontium [23.9%] and the lowest need for complex treatment [0%] were found among students who had annual reminders for check-ups [only 2.8% of the students|
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