Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 256--260

Dental caries and treatment needs of children (6-10 years) in rural Udaipur, Rajasthan


Vineet Dhar1, Maheep Bhatnagar2 
1 Departments of Pediatric Dentistry, Darshan Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Faculty of Science, M.L.Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Vineet Dhar
Departments of Pediatric Dentistry, Darshan Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Dhar V, Bhatnagar M. Dental caries and treatment needs of children (6-10 years) in rural Udaipur, Rajasthan.Indian J Dent Res 2009;20:256-260


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Dhar V, Bhatnagar M. Dental caries and treatment needs of children (6-10 years) in rural Udaipur, Rajasthan. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Oct 14 ];20:256-260
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