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ERIC Number: EJ816461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7912
Oral Health Condition and Treatment Needs of a Group of Nigerian Individuals with Down Syndrome
Oredugba, Folakemi A.
Down Syndrome Research and Practice, v12 n1 p72-77 Jul 2007
Objective: This study was carried out to determine the oral health condition and treatment needs of a group of individuals with Down syndrome in Nigeria. Method: Participants were examined for oral hygiene status, dental caries, malocclusion, hypoplasia, missing teeth, crowding and treatment needs. Findings were compared with controls across age group, sex and educational background of parents. Result: Participants with Down syndrome had poorer oral hygiene than controls, with no significant sex difference. Oral hygiene was similar in the lower age groups but deteriorated with age in the Down syndrome group. Conclusion: Individuals with Down syndrome in Nigeria have poorer oral health and more treatment needs than controls. They would benefit from frequent oral health assessment. (Contains 7 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria