Periodontal conditions in Swiss Army recruits.

  title={Periodontal conditions in Swiss Army recruits.},
  author={Andreas H Joss and Hans Weber and Christian Gerber and Brett Siegrist and Z. Curilovi{\'c} and Ulrich Peter Saxer and Niklaus P Lang},
  journal={Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin = Revue mensuelle suisse d'odonto-stomatologie = Rivista mensile svizzera di odontologia e stomatologia},
  volume={102 5},
The purpose of the present study was to assess the oral hygiene and periodontal conditions of a young male population representative for Switzerland. 757 Swiss Army recruits were examined for their oral health status including the assessment of Plaque Index (PlI), Retention Index (RI) and Sulcus Bleeding Index (SBI) as well as Probing Depth (PD) and Loss of Probing Attachment (LA). All the teeth of the right maxillary and mandibular dental arch were evaluated on four aspects. One recruit… CONTINUE READING