Objective: To assess the dental caries status and treatment needs of children belonging to the fisher folk
Method: Two hundred and sixty-seven children up to the age of 14 years were examined using the World Health Organization (WHO) oral health assessment criteria, 1997.
Results: The prevalence of dental caries was found to be high in the study population. The unmet treatment need was also high.
Conclusion: Further research is suggested in order to explore and identify the prevailing aetiological factors responsible for the current status.