Association of Examination Rates with Children’s National Caries Indices in Finland

  title={Association of Examination Rates with Children’s National Caries Indices in Finland},
  author={Anna Liisa Suominen-Taipale and Eeva Widstr{\"o}m and Reijo Sund},
  booktitle={The open dentistry journal},
The objective was to assess the effect of examination rates on national caries indices of 5, 12 and 17-year-old children/adolescents in Finland. The data were gathered from patient records of the Public Dental Service (PDS) units (n=205, 73%) and from a national register. The data included PDS-specific total numbers of examined children/adolescents and means of decayed (d/D) teeth, dmft/DMFT-values and proportions of caries-free. For analytical purposes, the PDS-specific mean values weighted by… CONTINUE READING

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