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GARCIA, Lina María et al. Prevalence of cavities and periodontal diseases in school age children in Calis public school district in the year 2005. Colomb. Med. [online]. 2008, vol.39, n.1, suppl.1, pp. 47-50. ISSN 1657-9534.
Introduction: The Health Secretary of Cali wanted to know the buccodental status among school children to establish if necessary public health measures. Objectives To determine the epidemiological oral health profile on scholars at the public schools of Cali, 2005. Methodology This descriptive study used who oral index systematic and conglomerate multiestrata were performed a total of 784 children were examined for determining their Oral Health Status. Range of age was 5-13 years old. Study children came from 47 public schools. Results: Caries history was detected in 77% of children and actual caries prevalence was 67.7% DMF-d index was 0.64 at five y/o and increase to 3.5 at 12 years/old children. 46.1 % of the evaluated children were periodontally healthy, 34.3% had gingivitis and bleed on probing and 19.6% had dental calculus. Periodontal disease prevalence has 53.9%. Analysis Children without caries history were higher here when compared the results of National Oral Health morbility study, 1998. Cali level of caries risk were intermediary as compares to National standing DMF-d indicators. Conclusions: It is necessary that the city of Cali establish a strategy to improve the standards in Oral Health among their young populatio. DMF-d indicator at 12 years/old children set them at an intermediary caries level of risk. These might be priority of Public Health Policy.
Keywords : Oral health; Caries; Buccodental epidemiologic profile.