Oral health in Lebanon: a pilot pathfinder survey.

  title={Oral health in Lebanon: a pilot pathfinder survey.},
  author={Sayed Ali Hussein and Munir Doumit and Basil Doughan and May El Nadeef},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={2 2},
A pilot pathfinder survey for oral health was conducted in order to identify the level of caries and periodontal diseases in Lebanon and to produce baseline data, to be followed by a national oral health survey. The study involved 320 students, of whom 158 were 12 years old and 162 were 15 years old. The decayed, missing and filled permanent teeth (DMFT) scores for 12 and 15-year-olds were 5.0 and 7.7, respectively. Ninety-two per cent (92%) of the children aged 12 years and 96% of the children… CONTINUE READING