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A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF CARIES PREVALENCE AMONG ORPHAN AND NORMAL CHILDREN OF MALDA, WEST BENGAL EVALUATED WITH CARIES ASSESSMENT SPECTRUM AND TREATMENT-A RECENT CARIES ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

*Dr. Sudipta Kar, Dr. Goutam Kundu, Dr. Chiranjit Ghosh, Dr. Anjan Jana, Dr. Dibyendu Kr. Kundu, Dr. Shyamal Kumar Maiti,

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Context: Dental caries is one of the major modern day diseases of dental hard tissue. It may affect both normal and orphan children. Aims: This study was aimed to evaluate and compare the prevalence of dental caries in orphan and normal children of Malda, West Bengal utilizing CAST- Caries Assessment Spectrum and Treatment. Settings and Design: In a cross-sectional case control study of dental caries status of 4-12 years old children were assessed. Methods and Material: The case group consisted of orphan children in the studied area in 2012 -2013.The control group consisted of normal 4-12 years old children who were also resident of the studied area. A sample of 284 orphan and 298 normal children was examined. Statistical analysis used: Statistical analysis was carried out utilizing Z test. Results: Statistically significant difference found in studied (orphan) 34.15% and control group (normal children) 17.44%. Z-Score -4.6158. The result is significant at p <0.05. Conclusions: Orphan children are considered inferior than normal children when studied in relation to dental caries status.

Keywords: CAST, dental caries, orphan impaired, prevalence.


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