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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 701-703
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2007.701.703
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Patients’ Normative Oral Health Needs in a Tertiary Dental Hospital

I.U. Madukwe

Oral health demands are expressed as periodontal disease, caries trauma, malocclusion, oral tumours, prosthetic and dental fluorosis which brings the patients to seek treatment (normative need). The study of 39,487 patients documented in University of Benin Dental hospital general practice register revealed infection, (47.20%) as the most dominant normative oral health need. Followed by caries (21.75%) and periodontal disease (18.75%). A public oral health policy directed to these normative needs is recommended.
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How to cite this article:

I.U. Madukwe , 2007. Patients’ Normative Oral Health Needs in a Tertiary Dental Hospital. Journal of Medical Sciences, 7: 701-703.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2007.701.703






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