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Evaluation of Oral Hygiene Status in Young School Children – A Cross Sectional Survey


Abhinav Shrestha, Apeksha Niraula, Arun Kumar MahatAtul Kumar Agrawal, Bidhan ShresthaChuramani Pokhrel, Deepa Niroula, Deepti Subba, Dilli Bahadur Pun

B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, College of Dental Surgery, Dharan, Nepal


Abstract

A descriptive Cross-sectional study titled "“Evaluation of Oral Hygiene Status in Young School Children – A Cross Sectional Survey” was conducted in government school named Mahendra Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Sundarpur  Sunsari Nepal and private schools namely  Carmel High school, Dharan-18 and Liberty Residential School, Dharan-18, respectively. A total number of 100 students were taken as a sample and data was collected by using indices-Simplified oral hygiene index (OHI-S), and Decayed Missing Filled Tooth(DMFT) index. The data analysis was done using frequency distribution. The results showed that the oral hygiene status was nearly same in both government and private school students.

OHI-S

School                           DI-S                                      CI-S

Government                1.445                                    0.9262

Private                         1.459                                    0.7106


While, the DMFT score indicated increased Caries experience in Private schools as compared with government school students.

DMFT Index Score

School                    Decayed                     Missing                     Filled

Government                   70                          1                               0

Private                          109                          2                              12


Keywords: oral hygiene, school children, Dentistry, Nepal.



Citation: Shrestha, A., Niraula, A., Mahat, A. K., Agrawal, A. K., Shrestha, B., Pokhrel, C., … Pun, D. B. (2013). Evaluation of Oral Hygiene Status in Young School Children – A Cross Sectional Survey. Open Science Repository Dentistry, Online(open-access), e23050472. doi:10.7392/openaccess.23050472

Received: December 8, 2013

Published: December 13, 2013

Copyright: © 2013 Shrestha, A., Niraula, A., Mahat, A. K., Agrawal, A. K., Shrestha, B., Pokhrel, C., … Pun, D. B. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Shrestha, A., Niraula, A., Mahat, A. K., Agrawal, A. K., Shrestha, B., Pokhrel, C., … Pun, D. B. (2013). Evaluation of Oral Hygiene Status in Young School Children – A Cross Sectional Survey. Open Science Repository Dentistry, Online(open-access), e23050472. doi:10.7392/openaccess.23050472

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Shrestha, Abhinav et al. “Evaluation of Oral Hygiene Status in Young School Children – A Cross Sectional Survey.” Open Science Repository Dentistry Online.open-access (2013): e23050472.

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Shrestha, Abhinav, Apeksha Niraula, Arun Kumar Mahat, Atul Kumar Agrawal, Bidhan Shrestha, Churamani Pokhrel, Deepa Niroula, Deepti Subba, and Dilli Bahadur Pun. “Evaluation of Oral Hygiene Status in Young School Children – A Cross Sectional Survey.” Open Science Repository Dentistry Online, no. open-access (December 13, 2013): e23050472. doi:10.7392/openaccess.23050472.

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