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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-4
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2006.1.4
An Investigation on DMFT and DMFS of First Permanent Molars in 12 Year Old Blind Children in Residential Institutes for Blinds in Tehran, Iran
H. Zeraati and M. Ghandahari Motlagh

Abstract:
A descriptive study on 12 year old blind children, in residential Institutes for blinds in Tehran was carried out to determine Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth index (DMFT) and Decayed, Missing and Filled Surfaces Index (DMFS), considering socio-economic and oral health variables. All sixty three 12 year old blind children in three institutes were studied. A general questionnaire, as well as a dental questionnaire including some information on the first molars, were completed by this population. The average DMFT of the first molars was 3.30±1.19 and the average DMFS was 6.22±3.95. DMFT was higher in the lower molar, comparing to the upper ones. However, DMFS was higher in the upper molars. The present study shows that the values of these indices, among blind children, are close to those of normal population, indicating that under controlled health condition and good education, acceptable values for DMFT and DMFS will be obtained.
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How to cite this article:

H. Zeraati and M. Ghandahari Motlagh , 2006. An Investigation on DMFT and DMFS of First Permanent Molars in 12 Year Old Blind Children in Residential Institutes for Blinds in Tehran, Iran. Journal of Medical Sciences, 6: 1-4.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2006.1.4

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2006.1.4

 
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