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Level of oral health in a sample of Croatian suburb pre-school children


Trutina Gavran, Milena; Meštrović, Senka; Jurić, Hrvoje
Level of oral health in a sample of Croatian suburb pre-school children // Caries Research
Basel: Karger Publishers, 2014. str. 409-409 (poster, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, ostalo)


Naslov
Level of oral health in a sample of Croatian suburb pre-school children

Autori
Trutina Gavran, Milena ; Meštrović, Senka ; Jurić, Hrvoje

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, ostalo

Izvornik
Caries Research / - Basel : Karger Publishers, 2014, 409-409

Skup
61 ORCA congress

Mjesto i datum
Greifswald, Njemačka, 2-5.07.2014

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Caries; oral health

Sažetak
The purpose of this study was to determine the level of oral health, the prevalence of oral habits and to identify the malocclusions associated with them in pre-schoolchildren. A convenience sample consisted of 100 children (55 girls and 45 boys) aged 2 to 6 years. The children were divided into three age groups: group I (n = 30) from 2 to 3, group II (n = 50) from 4 to 5, and group III (n = 20) at the age of 6 years. The children were screened in kindergarten for dmft index, oral habits (thumb sucking, mouth breathing, pacifier habit, lip and cheek biting) and malocclusions (open bite, crowding). In group I no habit was found in 23%, in group II in 36% and in group III in 45% of children. The most prevalent oral habit was thumb sucking but the prevalence decreased with age (from 37% in group I to 20% in group III). In group I 54% of children did not have malocclusion, in group II 36% and in group III 50%. The most prevalent malocclusion was open bite in all three groups. The prevalence of open bite increase from group I (35%) to group II (50%) and decreased in group III (33%). The dmft index for the whole sample was 7.7. In group I dft index was 4.96, in group II dmft was 9.24 and in group III dmft was 6.4. Results show low level of oral health and very frequent oral habits in Croatian suburb pre-schoolchildren. Consequently, we found a high incidence of malocclusions in the primary and early mixed dentition (47% in group I, 64% in group II and 50% in III).

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Dentalna medicina



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Stomatološki fakultet, Zagreb