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Prevalence of Dental Caries, Gingival Health and Oral Hygiene of 11-12 Years Old Rural Bedouin* School Children in Jordan

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

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

3Post Graduate, Dip Bristol, UK


International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 2, 43-47
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-6-2-5
Copyright © 2018 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
S Hanoush, Z AL-Zua’bi, 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.

Correspondence to: B  .T. Helail, Post Graduate, Dip Bristol, UK. Email: bashar_helail@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

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.

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