Prevalence and severity of dental caries in 5- and 12-year old children in the Veneto Region (Italy).

@article{Ferro2007PrevalenceAS,
  title={Prevalence and severity of dental caries in 5- and 12-year old children in the Veneto Region (Italy).},
  author={Roberto Ferro and Alberto Besostri and Bruna Meneghetti and Edoardo Stellini},
  journal={Community dental health},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={88-92}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the occurrence of dental caries among 5- and 12-year-old children in Northeastern Italy and to compare dental status between immigrants and native-born children. BASIC RESEARCH DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS A cross-sectional survey of 260 5-year-olds and 862 12-year-olds was carried out between October 2003 and May 2004. Dental caries were diagnosed at the caries into dentine (D3) threshold. Differences in dental health status were compared between immigrant and native-born… CONTINUE READING