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Traumatic injuries to the teeth are among the most serious of dental conditions, yet little is known about the prevalence of tooth or dental trauma at the national level. The National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) modified existing indices for specific use in national epidemiologic studies of tooth trauma among both children and adults. The NIDR index(More)
Developmental enamel defects in primary teeth have been found at least twice as frequently in children with cerebral palsy or mental retardation as in control children, and frequently also in children with sensori-neural hearing deficits. The developing tooth germ is sensitive to a range of systemic disturbances, some of which may also affect neurologic(More)
The millennium development goals accorded highest priorities for achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. South Asian countries and India are societies with strong patriarchal norms, a high degree of son preference and pervasive gender discriminations. Using National family health survey (1998-99) data, this paper adopts a multiple indicator(More)
  • M Bhat
  • Journal of public health dentistry
  • 1991
This paper describes the findings related to periodontal health in 14-17-year-old children who participated in the National Survey of Oral Health in US Schoolchildren, conducted by the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) during 1986-87. Gingivitis was observed in approximately 60 percent of children in this age group. The proportion of examined(More)
The database of the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System was used to analyze episodes of consumer product-related traumatic injuries to teeth treated in hospital emergency room in the United States from 1979 through 1987. Results showed a slight but consistent increase in episodes of such injuries during this 9-yr period. Over 75% of such episodes(More)
Enamel defects observed in primary anterior teeth of 123 children with congenital cerebral palsy (CP) born 1983 through 1985 in four northern California counties were categorized using an adaptation of the Developmental Defects of Enamel Index. Nineteen children (15%) had crowns or loss of tooth substance (LTS) due to attrition. Missing enamel (ME)(More)