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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 256-260
Dental caries and treatment needs of children (6-10 years) in rural Udaipur, Rajasthan


1 Departments of Pediatric Dentistry, Darshan Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Faculty of Science, M.L.Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Vineet Dhar
Departments of Pediatric Dentistry, Darshan Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.57352

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Objective : This study was done to examine caries prevalence and corresponding treatment needs in school children of rural areas of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Materials and Methods : A total of 750 children of rural areas in the age group of 6-10 years were examined, using WHO index, to record the prevalence of dental caries and treatment needs. The results were subjected to statistical analysis using chi square test. Results : Dental caries was found in 63.20% children, and 85.07% children needed dental treatment. The highest need was of one surface filling (85.73%) followed by sealant (51.20%). Conclusion : Dental caries showed to be a significant health issue in the rural population requiring immediate attention.


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