Dental erosion in a group of 12- and 16-year-old Brazilian schoolchildren.

@article{Gurgel2011DentalEI,
  title={Dental erosion in a group of 12- and 16-year-old Brazilian schoolchildren.},
  author={Carla Vecchione Gurgel and Daniela Rios and Mar{\'i}lia Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf and Salete Moura Bonif{\'a}cio da Silva and Juliana Julianelli de Ara{\'u}jo and Adriana Regina Colombo Pauletto and Maria Aparecida de Andrade Moreira Machado},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={23-8}
}
PURPOSE This study's purpose was to assess the prevalence of dental erosion in adolescents and to investigate the association between erosion and sociodemographic characteristics. METHODS This study consisted of a single center cluster random sample of 414 adolescents (12 and 16 years old) of both genders from private and public schools in Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil. Two previously calibrated examiners (kappa=0.85) used the O'Brien (1994) index for assessment of dental erosion on the buccal and… CONTINUE READING

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