Dental Research Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 221--224

Comparative evaluation of two caries detection systems for detecting the prevalence of early childhood caries: A cross-sectional study


Mayura Tonpe1, Raju Umaji Patil2, Anagha Kadam2, Payal Bayad2, Vittaldas Shetty1, Vineet Vinay1 
1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, STES Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, STES Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Raju Umaji Patil
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, STES Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, S.No. 44/1 Vadgaon Bk, Off Sinhgad Road, Pune - 411 041, Maharashtra
India

Background: The early diagnosis of dental caries is very crucial to prevent tooth loss, which leads to serious consequences in preschool children. The aim of this study is to compare the diagnostic outcome by the World Health Organization (WHO) and WHO and early carious lesions (ECLs) (i.e., WHO + ECL) criteria for assessing early childhood caries (ECC) in preschool children. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional, comparative study was conducted among 3–5 year old children (n = 358). Clinical examination was conducted using WHO and WHO + ECL criteria. The data were assessed using paired “t” test. P < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Results: There was statistically significant difference between the mean decayed, missing, or filled teeth recorded by the WHO + ECL and WHO (P < 0.05) method. Conclusion: It was concluded that WHO + ECL criteria were significant and more precise in assessing the presence of ECL in preschool children.


How to cite this article:
Tonpe M, Patil RU, Kadam A, Bayad P, Shetty V, Vinay V. Comparative evaluation of two caries detection systems for detecting the prevalence of early childhood caries: A cross-sectional study.Dent Res J 2019;16:221-224


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Tonpe M, Patil RU, Kadam A, Bayad P, Shetty V, Vinay V. Comparative evaluation of two caries detection systems for detecting the prevalence of early childhood caries: A cross-sectional study. Dent Res J [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Jul 17 ];16:221-224
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