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ORIGINAL STUDY ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 47-49

Evaluation of oral hygiene status and periodontal health in Down's syndrome subjects in comparison with normal healthy individuals


1 Department of Periodontics, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Kundrathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Kundrathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Prosthetics, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Kundrathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. C S Krishnan
Department of Periodontics, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Kundrathur, Chennai - 600 069, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-3019.148237

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Aim of the study was to assess the oral hygiene status and periodontal status of Down's syndrome (DS) and normal subjects. The study was undertaken at Opportunity School at Vepery, Chennai, India. Two hundred subjects were selected. Among them100 were DS subjects and100 healthy normal subjects were selected (students from Madha School, Chennai, India) for comparison. All were screened for oral hygiene and periodontal status by OHI-Sand Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN). Statistical analysis was done by Pearson's correlation coefficient. The results showed that the DS subjects had decreased prevalence rate of periodontitis.


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