Dental caries experience using the Significant Caries Index among 12 year old school children in Karnataka, India

Poudyal, Sijan and Rao , Ashwini and Shenoy, Ramya and *, Harsh Priya (2015) Dental caries experience using the Significant Caries Index among 12 year old school children in Karnataka, India. International Journal of Advanced Research, 3 (5). pp. 308-312. ISSN 2320-5407

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Abstract

Objectives: The present study was done to describe the dental caries experience using the Significant Caries Index (SiC Index) among 12 year old school children in Karnataka, India. Methods: Individuals were sorted according to their DMFT values. The one third of the population with the highest caries score was selected and the mean DMFT for this subgroup calculated. Results: A total of 837 school children in 9 schools were examined. The mean decayed teeth were 1.07, the mean missing teeth 0.02 and mean filled teeth 0.01. The overall SiC Index score was found to be 2.85 ± 1.18. Conclusion: This study has shown that groups of individuals suffer from a high prevalence of dental caries even if the mean DMFT for that population is low. SiC Index is therefore an useful indicator and helps in targeting preventive programs to the at-risk groups in the community.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Significant Caries Index, School children, dental caries experience
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Public Health Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2015 07:24
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 07:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142876

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