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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.

ABSTRACT

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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