Dental caries experience in Indians of the Upper Xingu, Brazil.

@article{Rigonatto2001DentalCE,
  title={Dental caries experience in Indians of the Upper Xingu, Brazil.},
  author={D D Rigonatto and Jos{\'e} Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes and Paulo J R Fraz{\~a}o},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={2001},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={
          93-8
        }
}
The present study describes the experience of dental caries in Indians communities of the Xingu, in order to supply parameters for further analysis of trends of the disease in Indians. We performed oral health examination in 288 Indians from four communities (Yawalapiti, Aweti, Mehinaku and Kamaiura) living in the southern part of the Xingu National Park, using international criteria defined by the World Health Organization. The outcome measures were the DMFT and dmft scores, and the care index… CONTINUE READING
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