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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 14 (2012), No. 1     15. Mar. 2012
Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 14 (2012), No. 1  (15.03.2012)

Poster 580, Language: English


Dental status of schoolchildren from a Danube town of Romania
Luca, Rodica / Farcasiu, Catalina / Farcasiu, Alexandru-Titus / Prelipcean, Diana Daniela Daciana / Chis, Andreea Cristina
Epidemiological studies on the dental status of schoolchildren from Danube Romanian cities are limited. Dental status of schoolchildren from the first and sixth grade from Fetesti, a town with low pollution on the Danube River, was evaluated. The investigated population consisted of 276 children (160 boys) from two schools from Fetesti: 121 children (61 boys) aged 6-7 years from the first grade (mean age 7y3mo) and 155 children (79 boys) aged 11-12 years from the sixth grade (mean age 11y7mo). The percentage of caries-free children in both samples is very low. 30% of the first grades have 9 primary teeth and 1.5 permanent teeth affected. For the sixth grade, 30% of the children have approximately 5 affected permanent teeth (SiC 30%) and 10% have 6 affected permanent teeth (SiC 10%). Regarding the status of the FPM, about 28% of the first grades and 63% of the sixth grades have caries on the FPM. Prevention programs are needed in order to achieve the WHO Global Goals for Oral Health for 2015 (SiC<3 for 12 years olds). Early local preventive strategies, addressing schoolchildren from the first grade, can have better efficiency in helping decrease caries prevalence on FPM.

Keywords: epidemiological data, schoolchildren, Danube town

Conference/Exhibition:
22-25 April 2010
Balkan Stomatological Society (BaSS) 15th Congress
Thessaloniki, Greece