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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
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.
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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. 
 
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27 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Oral Health Status among Psychiatric Patients in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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549–54
Synopsis: 
This study assessed psychiatric patients’ oral health compared to normal controls. Results indicated that decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT), temporomandibular joint disorder and scalloped tongue were higher among psychiatric patients.

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Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe the oral health status among psychiatric patients as compared to psychologically normal controls.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

A Preliminary Investigation of Periodontal Disease and Diabetes in Trinidad

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86–90
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A preliminary report on the dental evaluation of diabetic patients suggests that periodontal disease may be quite prevalent in diabetic patients in Trinidad. Collaborative patient care between medical and dental practitioners should form part of the routine management of diabetic patients.

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Objectives: To describe periodontal disease status in diabetic patients in Trinidad.

Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted. Patients attending a tertiary referral centre for diabetes at an out-patient clinic were invited to undergo oral examinations. The basic periodontal examination (BPE) was used to assess periodontal disease status.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs of Iruligas at Ramanagara District, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.189
Pages: 
73–80
Synopsis: 
The ‘Iruliga’ tribal community residing at Ramanagara District, Karnataka, India is the jungle tribe of the plains. No studies are available on their oral health status. Hence this pioneering study aims to assess the oral health status and treatment needs of the ‘Iruliga’ community, which is transiting from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a more modern lifestyle.

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Objectives: To assess the oral health status and treatment needs of Iruliga tribal community residing at Ramanagara District, Karnataka, India.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013

Frequency of Tooth Brushing and Associated Factors in Mexican Schoolchildren Six to Nine Years of Age

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.085
Pages: 
68–72
Synopsis: 
Tooth brushing is an effective tool to mechanically remove plaque. This study determines the tooth brushing frequency (at least once a day) in Mexican schoolchildren. The author observed that maternal characteristics are associated with the oral health behaviour of their children.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of daily tooth brushing and evaluate some variables associated.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013

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