Assesment of periodontal disease using the CPITN index in rural population in Ninevah, Iraq
AbstractTo estimate the prevalence of periodontal disease in a rural population and to assess the periodontal treatment needs, a sample of 1418 individuals aged between 7 years and 70 years, from three villages in Ninevah Governorate was examined using the community periodental index of treatment needs to assess their periodontal condition. Only 12.5% of the sample had healthy teeth and gums, and calculus was the most frequently observed periodontal condition. There is a need for dental prophylaxis and instruction in the use of oral hygiene procedures. There was no significant difference between males and females in periodontal health
Khamres, T.Y. (1999). Assesment of periodontal disease using the CPITN index in rural population in Ninevah, Iraq. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118737
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 5 (3), 549-555, 1999
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