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M Mendoza-Rodríguez

Indicators of Oral Health in Mexican Adults Aged 18 Years and Older Who Demanded Oral Health Services: Objectives, Methodological Aspects and Characteristics of the Participants

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.187
Synopsis: 
This study estimated the prevalence of various oral health indicators among patients from a public university in Mexico. Roughly half of the subjects (54.5%) reported using any type of oral health service within the past 12 months. “Good/very good” oral health was reported by 38.1%. Functional dentition was observed on 44.5% and 8.2% were edentulous. The self-reported of tooth loss had a prevalence of 62.2%. Toothbrushing "two or more times per day" was reported by 76.4%.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To explain the objectives, methodology and basic results of a study of oral health in adults who demanded services from dental clinics at a public university in Mexico.

Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

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Reasons Why Erupted Third Molars Are Extracted in a Public University in Mexico

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.242
Pages: 
354–8
Synopsis: 
Third molar surgery constitutes a large percentage of daily work for dentists both in public and private practice. In this study, the authors observed that women and patients 18 to 34 years of age had erupted third molars extracted more frequently, primarily for prosthetic reasons.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the reasons for which erupted third molars (3M) are extracted in a sample of Mexican patients.

Accepted: 
27 Sep, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014

Treatment Needs for Dental Caries, Restorative Care Index and Index of Extractions in Adolescents 12 and 15 Years Old

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.300
Pages: 
636–41
Synopsis: 
Oral health studies on adolescents are sparse. We characterized the patterns of health services utilization and unmet needs for tooth decay. Large unmet treatment needs, relatively low experience of restorative treatment, and few tooth extractions were moderated by socio-economic variables.
ABSTRACT
 
Objective: To determine the Treatment Needs Index (TNI) for dental caries, the restorative Care Index (CI), and to introduce a Tooth Extractions Index (TEI) to estimate past and current treatment needs among Mexican adolescents. 
 
Accepted: 
27 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014
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