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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2018, 6(2), 43-47
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-6-2-5
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Prevalence of Dental Caries, Gingival Health and Oral Hygiene of 11-12 Years Old Rural Bedouin* School Children in Jordan

S Hanoush1, Z AL-Zua’bi2 and B .T. Helail3,

1Community Dentistry Specialist BDS, MCDH, DDPH.RCS, UK

2Orthodontics Specialist, Prince Ali Bin al Hussein Hospital, Jordan

3Post Graduate, Dip Bristol, UK

Pub. Date: March 17, 2018

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S Hanoush, Z AL-Zua’bi and B .T. Helail. Prevalence of Dental Caries, Gingival Health and Oral Hygiene of 11-12 Years Old Rural Bedouin* School Children in Jordan. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2018; 6(2):43-47. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-6-2-5


Objective: This paper provides an assessment of children’s oral health status amongst the Bedouin in Al- Mafraq Governorate of Jordan. Methods: An assessment of dental caries, gingival health and oral hygiene of 107 girls and boys students aged 11-12 years was conducted using decayed, missing, filled teeth (DMFT) and community periodontal (CPI) Indies according to the WHO diagnostic criteria and clinical methodology. Results: it was found that a high proportion of carious lesions were untreated’ the mean DMFT was (3.60±39). The prevalence of gingival bleeding was high - over 80% of children were affected by a poor level of oral hygiene. Conclusion: The study outcome on the oral health status acknowledges the necessity of preventive measures to improve the dental health of Bedouin school children in rural settings.

Bedouin (*a member of people living in or near the desert) Oral health status

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