Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
   
  Home | About us | Editorial board | Search
Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Advertise
Instructions | Online submission| Contact us | Subscribe |

 

Login  | Users Online: 2983  Print this pageEmail this pageSmall font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-16

Evaluation of periodontal disease in dental students


Department of Periodontics, PDM Dental College & Research Institute, Sarai Aurangabad, Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Meenakshi Sood
Department of Periodontics, PDM Dental College & Research Institute, Sarai Aurangabad, Bahadurgarh, Haryana
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.62513

Rights and Permissions

A cross-sectional study was conducted on dental students at Bahadurgarh, Haryana, for the assessment of periodontal health and possible associated factors. A total of 329 students were examined clinically by periodontists. Students with bleeding on probing and attachment loss ≥ 2 mm were assessed further for extent of bone loss radiographically. The awareness of disease and knowledge of management was also assessed. Sixty-three (19.1%) students showed clinical signs of disease and 21 (6.3%) had cemento-enamel junction (CEJ) to the bone crest distance of ≥2 mm. Proximal carious lesions were observed in nine cases of attachment loss. Mottled enamel with a roughened surface had association with attachment loss. The clinical students showed reasonable knowledge of disease and management. The need to strengthen the diagnostics for early detection of periodontal disease in young adults is suggested.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2570    
    Printed157    
    Emailed2    
    PDF Downloaded431    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal