International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2019, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part D
Comparison of oral health status and DMFT score of special children and normal children in Burhanpur city
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Amit Sharma, Dr. Mandar Todkar, Dr. Hemal Pandya, Dr. Mukesh Panwar and Dr. Mayank Das
Aim: To compare the oral health status and DMFT score among institutionalized dumb and deaf children to normal children, within age range 7- 17 years, in Burhanpur city of Madhya Pradesh located in Central India.
Introduction: Special care group children have many health issues. They are usually dependent on parent or guardian for carrying out daily activities including oral health care. These children have various muscle disabilities which includes muscle hyper tonicity. Children who suffer from poor oral health are 12 times more likely to have more restricted-activity days than those who do not. It is essential to have good oral health as it touches every aspect of our lives but is often taken for granted. Our mouth is a window into the health of our body. It is documented that more than 50 million hours annually are lost from school due to oral diseases.
Material and Method: The present descriptive cross section study was carried out among the various special group in Burhanpur city (Madhya Pradesh).There are total 7 government recognized special group children institutions in Burhanpur. By coin toss method, one school was selected as study group where intervention was planned and other was selected as the control group. Ethical approval was obtained for the institution before commencement of the study. Informed consent was taken. All the subjects present on the day of examination were included.
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Dr. Amit Sharma, Dr. Mandar Todkar, Dr. Hemal Pandya, Dr. Mukesh Panwar and Dr. Mayank Das. Comparison of oral health status and DMFT score of special children and normal children in Burhanpur city. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2019; 5(1): 219-222.