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Article: Effects of School Dental Care Service in Hong Kong--primary teeth.

TitleEffects of School Dental Care Service in Hong Kong--primary teeth.
Authors
Issue Date1992
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COM
Citation
Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 1992, v. 20 n. 4, p. 193-195 How to Cite?
AbstractThe aim of this study was to describe the effects of the School Dental Care Service on the dental status of primary teeth, against the background of the water fluoridation program. A representative sample of Chinese children aged 6-12 yr was selected for a dental examination for caries and treatment needs. Thirty-two percent of the children aged 6-8 yr were caries free. The dmft indices for 6, 7, and 8-yr-olds were 2.8, 3.1, and 2.9 respectively, and the ratio of decayed to filled teeth declined from 3.2 at age 6 to 1.0 at age 9. The average child aged 6-8 yr needed treatment for caries on just fewer than two teeth. More teeth were in need of 1-surface fillings and such complex treatment as pulpotomy than other treatment types. It was concluded that 1) dental caries prevalence and severity in primary teeth of Hong Kong children continues to decline, 2) there has been an obvious improvement in dental fitness as a result of establishing the School Dental Care Service, 3) the risk to dental caries appears to be associated with the preschool time-frame and therefore 4) the dental service should redirect its attention to preschool children and 5) replace its restorative policy with a preventive policy.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153792
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dc.contributor.authorEvans, RWen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:21:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:21:36Z-
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 1992, v. 20 n. 4, p. 193-195en_US
dc.identifier.issn0301-5661en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153792-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to describe the effects of the School Dental Care Service on the dental status of primary teeth, against the background of the water fluoridation program. A representative sample of Chinese children aged 6-12 yr was selected for a dental examination for caries and treatment needs. Thirty-two percent of the children aged 6-8 yr were caries free. The dmft indices for 6, 7, and 8-yr-olds were 2.8, 3.1, and 2.9 respectively, and the ratio of decayed to filled teeth declined from 3.2 at age 6 to 1.0 at age 9. The average child aged 6-8 yr needed treatment for caries on just fewer than two teeth. More teeth were in need of 1-surface fillings and such complex treatment as pulpotomy than other treatment types. It was concluded that 1) dental caries prevalence and severity in primary teeth of Hong Kong children continues to decline, 2) there has been an obvious improvement in dental fitness as a result of establishing the School Dental Care Service, 3) the risk to dental caries appears to be associated with the preschool time-frame and therefore 4) the dental service should redirect its attention to preschool children and 5) replace its restorative policy with a preventive policy.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COMen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity dentistry and oral epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshDmf Indexen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Caries - Epidemiology - Prevention & Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshDentition, Primaryen_US
dc.subject.meshFluoridationen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_US
dc.subject.meshProgram Evaluationen_US
dc.subject.meshSchool Dentistry - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.titleEffects of School Dental Care Service in Hong Kong--primary teeth.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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