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Dental Health of Children in Primary School »Retkovec« in Zagreb

Kata Rošin-Grget ; School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Olga Lulić-Dukić ; School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Dubravka Radionov ; School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Biserka Jelušić-Franulović ; Dom zdravlja »Dubrava« Z.S. Retkovec. Školska zubna ambulanta, Zagreb, Hrvatska
Ileana Linčir ; School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

The aim o f our research has been to examine dental health o f children who live in the suburbs o f Zagreb. It included 868 children who attended the first four classes o f the primary school. Children aged from 7 to 8 had 2.48 DMF permanent teeth in average; 2.17 o f them were decayed and 0.31 filled teeth. DMF index rises with age and for children aged from 9 to 10 comes to 3.75. Average DMF for all examined children was 3.0. The proportion o f DM F teeth expressed in percentage in relation to the total number o f teeth is higher in younger (26,67%) than in older children (21,68%). Average DMFS for children aged from 7 to 10 cames to 3.76. The proportion o f DMFS expressed in percentage in relation to the total number o f surface is slightly higher in younger (6,9%) than in older children (6,6%). The frequency o f caries (KIO) in the total sample was 85.50% and most children (73. 65%) had 1-4 DMF teeth. The results o f the research show that complex preventive and therapeutic actions had been insufficient.

Keywords

caries, epidemiology, permanent dentition

Hrčak ID:

100567

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/100567

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