Oral health status of preschool children attending Head Start in Maryland, 2000.

@article{Vargas2002OralHS,
  title={Oral health status of preschool children attending Head Start in Maryland, 2000.},
  author={Clemencia M. Vargas and Nooshin Monajemy and Pooja Khurana and Norman Tinanoff},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={257-63}
}
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to determine the oral health status of preschool children attending Head Start Centers in Maryland. METHODS Clinical caries examinations were conducted on 482 children between ages 3-5 from 37 Maryland Head Start Centers in 2000. Additionally, 560 questionnaires were completed by their caretakers regarding their child's access to care, potential caries risk factors and history of toothaches. RESULTS The overall prevalence of untreated decay was 52… CONTINUE READING