Dental caries status and treatment needs of children of fisher folk communities, residing in the costal areas of Karnataka Region, South India

Bhat Meghashyam, L. Nagesh, A. Ankola

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Objective: To assess the dental caries status and treatment needs of children belonging to the fisher folk communities. Method: Two hundred and sixty-seven children up to the age of 14 years were examined using the World Health Organization (WHO) oral health assessment criteria, 1997. Results: The prevalence of dental caries was found to be high in the study population. The unmet treatment need was also high. Conclusion: Further research is suggested in order to explore and identify the prevailing aetiological factors responsible for the current status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-98
Number of pages3
JournalWest Indian Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2007
Externally publishedYes


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