Oral health status among dental medicine students in the two final years of studying

Arsova, Natasa and Petrovski, Mihajlo and Kovacevska, Ivona (2016) Oral health status among dental medicine students in the two final years of studying. In: First International Students’ Symposium of Faculty of Medical Sciences “Celebrating achievements in medicine, promoting health and sharing knowledge”, 20 Apr 2016, Stip, Macedonia.

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Studying Dental medicine is in a close relationship with oral hygiene and DMF index. DMF (Decayed, Missing, Filled) index is used to describe the prevalence of dental caries in an individual level. On the other hand, the higher levels of education of the meaning of the oral hygiene, the more the acquired knowledge is applied.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the oral health status among Dental medicine student in the two final years of studying.
To prove this, all 74 students from fourth and fifth year of Dental medicine were included in this study. In the first phase еach of the students have received and filled a questionnaire for their own oral hygiene. All subjects were clinicаlly examined in the second phase and DMF index data were noted. Obtained values were statistically evolved.
According to clinical examination and as well the data from questionnaire survey, DMF index is on satisfactory level in correlation with oral hygiene. The expected results are due to the level of education of the examinees, who are at the final years of their studies.
Oral hygiene is very important factor that affects DMF index, also with dental plaque and food are the main etiological factors for caries appearance. According with the chosen profession as a future dentists and their higher level of education, Dental medicine students are intensively paying attention for their oral health and of course all of that have an impact on DMF index.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Mihajlo Petrovski
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 11:09
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2018 11:09
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/19684

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