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Odontologia Clínico-Científica (Online)

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GUIMARAES, Henrique Braga; SILVA, Artur Risse da  and  PORTO, Ramiro Borba. Evaluation of caries experience and treatment needs of children of 5 and 6 age of public and private schools in the city of Porto Velho, Rondônia. Odontol. Clín.-Cient. (Online) [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.1, pp. 49-53. ISSN 1677-3888.

The aim of this study was to compare the level of tooth decay of children from the city Porto Velho. 227 childrenon age 5 and 6 were evaluated, been 85 (37,4%) of private school (A), 79 (34,8%) of a public schoolthat is located in the center of Porto Velho (B) and also 63 (27,8%) of a public school that is located inperiphery of the city (C). The results were submitted to a variance analysis and to t test, with significant staticallydifference (p < 0,05) when compared to the index of the three schools (A < B < C). The amount of toothdecay free patients in school A (77,65%) was bigger than school B and C (20% and 2,35%, respectively).Restorations of one face of the teeth were the treatment needed most found in school A and C (45,5% and40,66%), however in school B restorations of the teeth's faces of the teeth were the most seen (50,59%).In relation to the compound of ceo-d index, as in public school (B=76,4% and C=92,83%), as in the privateschool (61,79%), the compound C (tooth decay) was the most prevalent. The results suggest that socioeconomiclevel of the children investigated, from the school that they study and its location, has an influence inthe tooth decay index, indicating the importance to plan appropriate strategies for each population group.

Keywords : Dental Caries; Epidemiology; Oral Health; Socioeconomic Fators.

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