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Prevalence of first permanent molar caries in and its relationship to the dental knowledge of 9-12-year olds from jeddah, kingdom of saudi arabia.

Al-Samadani KH, Ahmad MS - ISRN Dent (2012)

Bottom Line: The children who had received advice regarding oral hygiene from a dentist or parent had more sound FPMs compared to the children who did not receive any advice.The prevalence of caries of the FPM was high and increased with increasing age.The level of knowledge had a positive correlation with the caries levels amongst this cohort of scholars.

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Affiliation: Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, P.O. Box 2898, Madinah Al Munawwarah 43353, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
The carious status of the first permanent molar (FPM) was studied in 432 school children (aged 9-12 years) from a randomly selected primary schools from Sharfia area of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The sample consisted of 108 children from each age group of 9, 10, 11, and 12 years old. In total, 24.5% had all of their FPMs sound and 6% had all FPMs carious. The prevalence of four sound FPMs varied according to age with the highest (33%) amongst the nine-year olds and the lowest (16.5%) in the oldest children (12 years). Almost one-third (32.5%) of the children, who knew the age of eruption of the FPMs, had all of their molars sound. The children who had received advice regarding oral hygiene from a dentist or parent had more sound FPMs compared to the children who did not receive any advice. The number of carious FPMs increased with age. The prevalence of caries of the FPM was high and increased with increasing age. The level of knowledge had a positive correlation with the caries levels amongst this cohort of scholars.

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Mentions: A cross-sectional analytical study design was used to determine the prevalence of dental caries in the FPMs. A total of 432 school children were examined from randomly selected primary school in the Sharfia district, Jeddah. The sample consisted of a total of 108 male and female children from each age group of 9, 10, 11, and 12 years (Figure 1). The sample size for the study was determined using pathfinder survey technique as described by the World Health Organization (WHO) [21]. Consent for examination of the children was obtained from the respective headmaster of the schools. The primary school children were examined by two trained and calibrated examiners. Kappa statistic 0.9 and 0.89 was observed for both examiners [22–24]. By the WHO standards, the acceptable consistency that an examiner should attempt to achieve is 0.80 [21].


Prevalence of first permanent molar caries in and its relationship to the dental knowledge of 9-12-year olds from jeddah, kingdom of saudi arabia.

Al-Samadani KH, Ahmad MS - ISRN Dent (2012)

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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Mentions: A cross-sectional analytical study design was used to determine the prevalence of dental caries in the FPMs. A total of 432 school children were examined from randomly selected primary school in the Sharfia district, Jeddah. The sample consisted of a total of 108 male and female children from each age group of 9, 10, 11, and 12 years (Figure 1). The sample size for the study was determined using pathfinder survey technique as described by the World Health Organization (WHO) [21]. Consent for examination of the children was obtained from the respective headmaster of the schools. The primary school children were examined by two trained and calibrated examiners. Kappa statistic 0.9 and 0.89 was observed for both examiners [22–24]. By the WHO standards, the acceptable consistency that an examiner should attempt to achieve is 0.80 [21].

Bottom Line: The children who had received advice regarding oral hygiene from a dentist or parent had more sound FPMs compared to the children who did not receive any advice.The prevalence of caries of the FPM was high and increased with increasing age.The level of knowledge had a positive correlation with the caries levels amongst this cohort of scholars.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, P.O. Box 2898, Madinah Al Munawwarah 43353, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
The carious status of the first permanent molar (FPM) was studied in 432 school children (aged 9-12 years) from a randomly selected primary schools from Sharfia area of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The sample consisted of 108 children from each age group of 9, 10, 11, and 12 years old. In total, 24.5% had all of their FPMs sound and 6% had all FPMs carious. The prevalence of four sound FPMs varied according to age with the highest (33%) amongst the nine-year olds and the lowest (16.5%) in the oldest children (12 years). Almost one-third (32.5%) of the children, who knew the age of eruption of the FPMs, had all of their molars sound. The children who had received advice regarding oral hygiene from a dentist or parent had more sound FPMs compared to the children who did not receive any advice. The number of carious FPMs increased with age. The prevalence of caries of the FPM was high and increased with increasing age. The level of knowledge had a positive correlation with the caries levels amongst this cohort of scholars.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus