Children's dental health in the Western Health Board region 1991-1992: conducted in collaboration with the Oral Health Services University College Cork

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237112
Title:
Children's dental health in the Western Health Board region 1991-1992: conducted in collaboration with the Oral Health Services University College Cork
Authors:
University College Cork. Oral Health Services Reseach Centre
Publisher:
University College Cork
Issue Date:
Mar-1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237112
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The results of the National Survey of Childrens Dental Health, conducted in Ireland in 1984, showed that the prevalence of dental decay had declined in the period 1961-63 to 1984 by over 70 per cent amongst 12-year-old residents of fluoridated areas and by about 35 per cent amongst residents of non-fluoridated areas of the Western Health Board. The data from the study conducted in 1991 and reported here shows that there has been a further decline of the order of 30 per cent. The results of the present study also show that currently the decay amongst children in the Western Health Board is largely confined to occlusal surfaces of posterior teeth. These data support the use of fissure sealing as a caries preventive measure. The proportion of total decay which was untreated was high, especially in the deciduous teeth of 5-year-olds. These data would indicate that whilst the level of decay has declined much of it remains untreated. Gum disease was largely confined to bleeding gums and calculus, conditions which could be managed by dental hygienists. There is some evidence that the level of fluorosis is higher amongst lifetime residents of fluoridated communities; however the level of dental decay is considerably lower in this group. Using the Department of Health Guidelines on the need for orthodontics approximately 20 per cent of 12-year-olds in the Western Health Board area were deemed to require orthodontic treatment and would be regarded as eligible under the guidelines.
Keywords:
CHILDREN; DENTAL HEALTH

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorUniversity College Cork. Oral Health Services Reseach Centreen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-02T22:38:15Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-02T22:38:15Z-
dc.date.issued1994-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/237112-
dc.descriptionThe results of the National Survey of Childrens Dental Health, conducted in Ireland in 1984, showed that the prevalence of dental decay had declined in the period 1961-63 to 1984 by over 70 per cent amongst 12-year-old residents of fluoridated areas and by about 35 per cent amongst residents of non-fluoridated areas of the Western Health Board. The data from the study conducted in 1991 and reported here shows that there has been a further decline of the order of 30 per cent. The results of the present study also show that currently the decay amongst children in the Western Health Board is largely confined to occlusal surfaces of posterior teeth. These data support the use of fissure sealing as a caries preventive measure. The proportion of total decay which was untreated was high, especially in the deciduous teeth of 5-year-olds. These data would indicate that whilst the level of decay has declined much of it remains untreated. Gum disease was largely confined to bleeding gums and calculus, conditions which could be managed by dental hygienists. There is some evidence that the level of fluorosis is higher amongst lifetime residents of fluoridated communities; however the level of dental decay is considerably lower in this group. Using the Department of Health Guidelines on the need for orthodontics approximately 20 per cent of 12-year-olds in the Western Health Board area were deemed to require orthodontic treatment and would be regarded as eligible under the guidelines.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity College Corken_GB
dc.subjectCHILDRENen_GB
dc.subjectDENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleChildren's dental health in the Western Health Board region 1991-1992: conducted in collaboration with the Oral Health Services University College Corken_GB
dc.typeReporten
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