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Assessment of periodontal status and treatment needs of a disabled population using the CPITN.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10860050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN) was used to assess the periodontal status of 213 handicapped persons attending seven institutions in Johannesburg. Fewer than 2% had healthy mouths, 8% had bleeding only, followed by calculus (46%), shallow pockets (40%) and deep pockets (4%). The mean number of sextants with bleeding or higher score was 5.9. Oral hygiene instruction was indicated for 98% and prophylaxis for 90% of the participants. The CPITN was easily used in the disabled population but may overestimate treatment need in view of the current understanding that periodontal disease does not automatically progress from a low CPITN level to the next. A more appropriate measure of treatment need in handicapped persons is required.
Y Bamjee; U M Chikte; P E Cleaton-Jones
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  SADJ : journal of the South African Dental Association = tydskrif van die Suid-Afrikaanse Tandheelkundige Vereniging     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1029-4864     ISO Abbreviation:  SADJ     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-03     Completed Date:  2000-07-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9812497     Medline TA:  SADJ     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-7     Citation Subset:  D    
Medical Research Council/University of the Witwatersrand Dental Research Institute, Johannesburg.
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MeSH Terms
Community Dentistry / methods*
Dental Care for Disabled / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Needs Assessment
Periodontal Diseases / diagnosis*
Periodontal Index*
South Africa

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