[Oral health in adults and the elderly in Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil].

@article{Silva2004OralHI,
  title={[Oral health in adults and the elderly in Rio Claro, S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil].},
  author={D{\'e}bora Dias da Silva and Ros{\'a}rio de Sousa and Ronaldo Seichi Wada},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={
          626-31
        }
}
The aim of this study was to verify the prevalence of dental caries, edentulism, and use of and need for complete dental prostheses in adults and the elderly in Rio Claro, São Paulo State, Brazil. The total sample included 202 subjects, 101 elderly (64 to 75 year-olds) and 101 adults (35 to 44 year-olds), who were examined by four examiners according to who criteria. Edentulism was 74.25% in the elderly and 8.91% in adults, and present teeth rates were 3.19 and 22.10, respectively. In the… CONTINUE READING