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Conference Paper: Oral health of Hong Kong homeless people

TitleOral health of Hong Kong homeless people
Authors
KeywordsCaries
Epidemiology
Homeless people
Periodontal disease and Toothbrushes
Issue Date2013
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925
Citation
The 2nd Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research - Asia Pacific Region (IADR-APR), Bangkok, Thailand, 21-23 August 2013. In Journal of Dental Research, 2013, v. 92 n. Special Issue B: abstract no. 430 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To study the caries experience, periodontal status and toothbrushing habit of the homeless people in Hong Kong. Methods: A convenient sample of 40 generally healthy and dentate homeless people attending one of the service homes in Hong Kong Island was invited in this study. They were asked about their toothbrushing habits. Clinical examination was performed with a disposable front surface dental mirror attached to an intra-oral LED light and ball-ended community periodontal index (CPI) probe. Caries experience and periodontal status were assessed with DMFT index and CPI. T-test and X2- test were used to assess association of toothbrushing habit and gender with untreated caries and periodontal pockets. Results : A total of 37 people (93%) joined this pilot study. Their mean age (SD) was 71±14 years, and more than half (59%) of them were female. All the participants had caries experience and their mean DMFT (SD) was 21.1 (9.4). Two third (66%) of the caries experience were missing teeth, and 22% were untreated decay. None of the participants had healthy gums. About half (54%) of them had periodontal pockets with at least 4mm. About a quarter (27%) of them did not have daily tooth brushing habit. No correlation was found between their daily toothbrushing habit and untreated caries or periodontal pockets. Male had higher DT scores (p=0.001). Conclusions: According to this pilot study, more than a quarter of Hong Kong homeless people had no daily toothbrushing. Their dental caries prevalence and experience was high, and many caries were left untreated. Their periodontal status was poor and about half of them had advanced periodontal disease.
DescriptionConference Theme: We are the Future
Poster Presentation
Session 22: P2
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192514
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 4.602
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.714

 

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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorSuen, PCen_US
dc.contributor.authorCao, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, CH-
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-15T02:20:46Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-15T02:20:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2nd Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research - Asia Pacific Region (IADR-APR), Bangkok, Thailand, 21-23 August 2013. In Journal of Dental Research, 2013, v. 92 n. Special Issue B: abstract no. 430en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-0345-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192514-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: We are the Future-
dc.descriptionPoster Presentation-
dc.descriptionSession 22: P2-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To study the caries experience, periodontal status and toothbrushing habit of the homeless people in Hong Kong. Methods: A convenient sample of 40 generally healthy and dentate homeless people attending one of the service homes in Hong Kong Island was invited in this study. They were asked about their toothbrushing habits. Clinical examination was performed with a disposable front surface dental mirror attached to an intra-oral LED light and ball-ended community periodontal index (CPI) probe. Caries experience and periodontal status were assessed with DMFT index and CPI. T-test and X2- test were used to assess association of toothbrushing habit and gender with untreated caries and periodontal pockets. Results : A total of 37 people (93%) joined this pilot study. Their mean age (SD) was 71±14 years, and more than half (59%) of them were female. All the participants had caries experience and their mean DMFT (SD) was 21.1 (9.4). Two third (66%) of the caries experience were missing teeth, and 22% were untreated decay. None of the participants had healthy gums. About half (54%) of them had periodontal pockets with at least 4mm. About a quarter (27%) of them did not have daily tooth brushing habit. No correlation was found between their daily toothbrushing habit and untreated caries or periodontal pockets. Male had higher DT scores (p=0.001). Conclusions: According to this pilot study, more than a quarter of Hong Kong homeless people had no daily toothbrushing. Their dental caries prevalence and experience was high, and many caries were left untreated. Their periodontal status was poor and about half of them had advanced periodontal disease.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Dental Researchen_US
dc.rightsJournal of Dental Research. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.subjectCaries-
dc.subjectEpidemiology-
dc.subjectHomeless people-
dc.subjectPeriodontal disease and Toothbrushes-
dc.titleOral health of Hong Kong homeless peopleen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailSuen, PC: rita0429@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH: chchu@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChu, CH=rp00022en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros226769en_US
dc.identifier.volume92en_US
dc.identifier.issueSpecial Issue B: abstract no. 430-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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