Journal article

The impact of MIH/HSPM on the carious lesion severity of schoolchildren from Talca, Chile

K Gambetta-Tessini, R Marino, A Ghanim, H Calache, DJ Manton

European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Decamarcated hypomineralised lesions of enamel include those developmental defects that are related to MIH, HSPM or any other demarcated opacities of systemic origin. The present study's aims are to determine MIH/HSPM prevalence, caries lesion severity and their association in a sample of 6-12-year-old schoolchildren from Talca, Chile. METHODS: The sample (N = 577) was derived from selected primary schools in urban Talca. A full dental examination was performed at the school by one calibrated examiner. Socio-demographic data and caries experience (DMFT/dmft/merged ICDAS II and PUFA/pufa) were measured in primary and permanent dentitions. MIH/HSPM was assessed using a modified EAP..

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