Oral Health Status among Students in Dormitories

Petrovski, Mihajlo and Kocovski, Darko and Papakoca, Kiro and Terzieva, Olivera and Minovska, Ana and Kovacevska, Ivona (2018) Oral Health Status among Students in Dormitories. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS), 17 (2). pp. 84-88. ISSN 2279-0853

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Abstract

Dental plaque is the best indicator for the oral hygiene. If we do not have satisfactory oral hygiene, there is high plaque index. DMFT index measures the prevalence of dental caries. Aim: The aim of our survey is to assess the oral health status among students in the dorm. Material and Methods: For the realization of this survey were included 100 students from the dorm “Oaza” in Stip, Macedonia. Among the students, examinations were made, where it was determined the condition of the teeth and plaque index. Results: Mean value for sOHi was 1.42. More than half of the students maintain good oral hygiene, but they should take adequate measures to promote their oral hygiene. It was determined unsatisfied level of oral hygiene among fourteen percent of the students. DMFT index the mean value was 15.46. Twenty percent of students had DMFT index higher than 20. Forty-seven percent had DMFT index of 10 to 20 and less than 10 DMFT index had thirty – three of students from the dorm. Conclusion: Oral health among students in dorms is on good level, but with adequate preventive methods and activities, and education in these collective it can get better. Keywords - DMFT index, Dormitories, sOH index, Students, Oral hygiene

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Health biotechnology
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Mihajlo Petrovski
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 14:32
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 14:32
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/19682

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