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Actual Approaches in Prevention of Early Childhood Caries

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.132
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Synopsis: 
This study presented the actual approaches in prevention of early childhood caries and estimated the benefits of preventive dentistry applications in the highlight of current literature.

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Accepted: 
08 Aug, 2017
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e-Published: 15 Aug, 2017

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Factors Associated with Dental Caries in Primary and Permanent Dentition in Patients Aged 2 to 12 Years who Attended a University Clinic

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.120
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Dental caries is a well-known public health problem in Mexico and worldwide. In this study, caries was prevalent in our patients, and age, family size, dental pain, and oral hygiene were variables related to this disease.

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Objectives: To determine the factors associated with dental caries in the primary and permanent dentition of children attending a paediatric dentistry clinic at a public university in central Mexico.

Accepted: 
08 Aug, 2017
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e-Published: 15 Aug, 2017

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Indicators of Oral Hygiene and Preventive Dental Care as Variables Associated with the High Severity of Caries

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.072
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Dental caries is a public health problem around the world. In this study, we show that the variables related to oral hygiene, both objective measurement (presence of dentobacterial plaque) and subjective measurement (self-report of tooth brushing frequency) are associated with high severity of dental caries.

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Objective: To identify if the presence of dental plaque, dental brushing frequency and preventive dental care are related to the high severity of dental caries.

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31 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 17 May, 2017

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Socio-behavioral Factors Associated to Caries Prevalence and DMFT Index in Adolescents and Young Adults in a Developing Country

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.515
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In Mexico, dental caries is a public dental problem. In this study, the authors realized two different models (Logistic and negative binomial regression) and observed diverse variables associated with caries. Results proved the existence of certain socioeconomic inequalities in oral health.

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Objective: To determine the factors associated with the prevalence of dental caries and decayed, missing, and filled teeth index (DMFT) in adolescents and young adults using logistic and negative binomial regression.

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 25 Jan, 2017

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Toothbrushing Frequency and Maternal Schooling Associated with Caries in Primary Dentition in 6- and 7-year-old Children

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.481
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In Mexico, dental caries is highly prevalent in primary dentition. We determine the experience, prevalence, and severity of caries in primary dentition. One in two children had dental caries. Oral hygiene practices were associated with dental caries. Certain inequalities in oral health were observed.

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Objective: To determine the experience, prevalence, and severity of caries in primary dentition and associated factors in 6- and 7-year-old schoolchildren.

Accepted: 
05 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 03 Nov, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Need for Policy to Reduce Sugar Consumption in Trinidad and Tobago?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.165
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With respect to the high prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Trinidad and Tobago and recent recommendations from the WHO on reducing sugar intake, this paper presents the case for the development of national policy aimed at reducing sugar consumption.

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Accepted: 
11 Jul, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Sociodemographic, Socio-economic, Clinical and Behavioural Factors Modifying Experience and Prevalence of Dental Caries in the Permanent Dentition

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.027
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752–7
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Dental caries is a public dental health problem worldwide. In this study, factors associated with caries were older age, female gender, those from large families, mothers with positive dental attitude, presence of plaque, and whether or not schoolchildren received dental care.

Objective: To identify the sociodemographic, socio-economic, clinical and behavioural factors that modify the experience of decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) and caries prevalence in Nicaraguan children 9−12 years old.

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24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2014

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

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.300
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636–41
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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.
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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

Relationship between Body Mass Index and Dental Caries among Adolescent Children in South India

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581–6
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This study emphasizes the significant association of body mass index, sweet consumption and dental caries among adolescent school children in rural India.

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Objective: To evaluate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and dental caries and to study the role of sweet consumption in predicting this relationship among adolescent children in Udupi district, India.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Dental Caries Status and Treatment Needs of Children of Fisher Folk Communities, Residing in the Costal Areas of Karnataka Region, South India

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96–8
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A study was carried out to assess the dental caries status of children from fisher folk communities in South India. The prevalence of dental caries was found to be high in the study population. Further research is suggested to explore the existing scenario.

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Objective: To assess the dental caries status and treatment needs of children belonging to the fisher folk
communities.

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.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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