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INTRODUCTION Dental caries is the most prevalent disease in children. OBJECTIVE To determine the caries experience, prevalence, and severity in temporal and permanent dentition, likewise to establish the significant caries index in schoolchildren of Navolato, Sinaloa, Mexico as well as their treatment needs. MATERIAL AND METHODS A cross sectional study(More)
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the association between socioeconomic indicators and use of dental services in a sample of 3,048 Mexican schoolchildren. The dependent variable 'use of dental services' and independent variables were collected through a questionnaire addressed to mothers. To determine oral health needs, a clinical oral(More)
To determine the prevalence of edentulism in adults aged 18 years and older in Mexico and to describe its distribution in 20 of the 32 States in Mexico, highlighting the experience in the WHO age groups. A secondary analysis of the National Performance Evaluation Survey 2002-2003 (representative at the state level and part of the Word Health Survey) was(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to identify the socioeconomic and sociodemographic variables associated with oral hygiene status in schoolchildren aged 6 to 12 years in Navolato, Sinaloa, Mexico. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out in 3,048 schoolchildren. A questionnaire was used to determine socioeconomic and sociodemographic(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify some of the clinical, socio-demographic, and socio-economic variables associated with dental caries prevalence in primary teeth, as well as the prevalence and severity of caries in permanent teeth, among 6-to-10 years old with mixed dentition. MATERIAL AND METHOD A cross-sectional study on 2270 school children with mixed dentition(More)
INTRODUCTION From an epidemiological point of view, non-syndromic orofacial clefts are the most common oral congenital deformities worldwide. OBJECTIVE Family histories were traced and socioeconomic risk factors were identified for non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate. MATERIAL AND METHODS A case-control study was carried out with 208(More)
We determine the relationship between premature loss of primary teeth and oral hygiene, consumption of soft drinks, dental care and previous caries experience. This study focused on 833 Mexican schoolchildren aged 6-7. We performed an oral examination to determine caries experience and the simplified oral hygiene index. The dependent variable was the(More)
BACKGROUND Our study aimed to evaluate the effect of various risk indicators for dental caries on primary teeth of Nicaraguan children (from Leon, Nicaragua) ages 6 to 9, using the negative binomial regression model. MATERIAL/METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out to collect clinical, demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral data from 794(More)
To contrast the sensitivity, specificity, and positive–negative predictive values between dental fluorosis prevalence scored on 28 (DF28) and on six permanent teeth (DF6), we undertook a cross-sectional study on 1,538 adolescents (12 and 15 years old) residing in Hidalgo State, Mexico, a naturally fluoridated (>0.7 ppm) area at an elevated altitude (>2,500(More)
AIMS To identify the effect of unmet dental treatment needs and socioeconomic and sociodemographic variables on the patterns of dental visits in the presence of dental pain in 6- to 12-year-old Mexican schoolchildren. METHODS A case-control study included 379 patients that had a dental visit because of dental pain in the 12 months preceding this study and(More)