Epidemiological investigation of caries prevalence in first grade school children in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

@inproceedings{Weusmann2015EpidemiologicalIO,
  title={Epidemiological investigation of caries prevalence in first grade school children in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany},
  author={Jens Weusmann and Benjamin Mahmoodi and Adriano Azaripour and Kristian Kordsmeyer and Christian Henrik Walter and B d'Hoedt Willershausen},
  booktitle={Head & face medicine},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION The annual examination of first graders' oral health as stipulated by law aimed to reach every child in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) in their first year of school. We intended to evaluate the first graders' oral health based on the examination data for 2013/2014. METHODS Instructed examiners measured the d3mft(deciduous)/D3MFT(permanent) index according to World Health Organization criteria in 25,020 predominantly 6-7 year-old first-grade school children. Only caries affecting… CONTINUE READING
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