Journal article

The oral health status and health behaviour of 12 and 15 year-old adolescents in Jakarta, Indonesia.

MV Morgan, FA Wright, ZN Matram, E Sundoro, RK Chesters

Community Dent Health | Published : 1992

Abstract

Indonesia is a developing country with few dental services and a population at risk to deteriorating oral health. Five hundred and ninety-one 12 and 15 year-old children drawn from a low fluoride (F- less than 0.1 ppm) urban area of Jakarta, Indonesia were examined for dental caries, fluorosis, and periodontal diseases. In addition, a questionnaire was administered investigating socio-demographic background, use of dental services, and preventive oral care. Although the severity of dental caries experience was moderate, untreated caries on the occlusal surface formed the highest proportion of the dental caries experience. CPITN examination revealed a large proportion of the subjects had calc..

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