SAJMS Journals



Article Type:          ORIGINALARTICLE
Article Title:          Existing Level of Dental Health in School Children
Author(s) Name:    Shahid Mahmood1, Sehar Altaf1, Momna Khan1, Ghulam Abbas1, Rizwan Saeed1, Muhammad Zahid Latif1, Raees ur Rehman1, Khaleeq Ahmed1
Objective:               To determine existing level of dental health in school children.
Date:                        October- December

ABSTRACT
Objective: To determine existing level of dental health in school children. Methodology: Two hundred and thirty seven students (89 boys and 148 girls) were inspected randomly according to pre test check list. Result: Out of 237 students, 55% had clean teeth and 52%
had teeth free of caries. Cleanliness of teeth was better in boys, 68% as compared to girls 47 %. Similarly only 29 % had dental caries as compared to 59% of girls but this difference was statically insignificant. Conclusion: Although dental health of children is improving 52% we are still lacking behind from other countries (64-94%). Attention of parents and teachers play a very important role in improvement and maintenance of dental health.
Keywords: Dental health, school children, Lahore.