International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dental Science | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017


Dental Caries and Dental Treatment Needs among a Group of 6 years Old Iraqi School Children

Zainab Jum'a Ja'far | R Mohammed [44]


Abstract: The needs for database in the dental health science is mandatory to have a good idea for good plan, so this study was aimed to measure the occurrence of dental caries in a group of 6 years old Iraqi school children and to present a base line data about the dental treatment needs for this group of children. This study was conducted among primary school children, the examination was done for about 60 children (27 boys and 33 girls) in Hay-Aljamea city in Baghdad. Examination, dental caries assessment and dental treatment needs was recorded according to the basic methods of the oral health surveys of the World Health Organization 1987. The mean value of dmfs was 15.01678.93762, 218 teeth need more than one surface filling while DMFS was 0.5667 0.83090, 31 teeth were in need of one surface filling. From this study one can conclude that the occurrence of dental caries in posterior primary and permanent teeth (especially upper and lower primary second molar, upper and lower permanent first molar) was higher than other teeth. Dental treatment needs were dental treatment with more than one surface filling for primary teeth and one surface filling for permanent teeth.


Keywords: dental caries, dental treatment needs, children.


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,


Pages: 2622 - 2624


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