The influence of partial and full-mouth recordings on estimates of prevalence and extent of lifetime cumulative attachment loss: a study in a population of young male military recruits.

@article{Eaton2001TheIO,
  title={The influence of partial and full-mouth recordings on estimates of prevalence and extent of lifetime cumulative attachment loss: a study in a population of young male military recruits.},
  author={Kenneth Anthony Eaton and Sonia Duffy and Gareth S. Griffiths and Mark S. Gilthorpe and Newell W Johnson},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={140-5}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that the use of index teeth may underestimate the prevalence of chronic periodontitis in adults. However, there is little information on the effect of using index teeth to estimate the prevalence of early periodontitis in younger adults and the effect this may have on planning treatment needs and health care resources. The aim of this study was to compare full mouth examination with partial examination using index teeth in a group of young British males… CONTINUE READING

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