Hélène Pichot

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BACKGROUND Before implementing a new oral health promotion program in the French overseas territory of Nouvelle Calédonie, the health authorities needed recent data about dental status of the New Caledonian child population. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to describe the dental status of 6, 9 and 12-yr-old New Caledonian children and to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND Early Childhood Caries (ECC) has become a major public health concern worldwide, mostly affecting children from disadvantaged families in increasingly severe forms. This condition has been frequently reported to alter children's nutrition, growth and general development. It negatively impacts their quality of life, through painful episodes and(More)
BACKGROUND The Child Oral Health Impact Profile (COHIP) is an Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQOL) tool that assesses the impact of oral diseases on quality of life in children. This study aimed to assess the validity of the COHIP French questionnaire (45 items) and to evaluate the OHRQOL of 12-years children in New Caledonia. METHODS After(More)
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