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Project Swaziland (Part 2): dental caries experience of 12 year old school children.

Authors
  • Du Plessis, J B
  • Rossouw, L M
  • Volschenk, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of the Dental Association of South Africa = Die Tydskrif van die Tandheelkundige Vereniging van Suid-Afrika
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1993
Volume
48
Issue
9
Pages
507–510
Identifiers
PMID: 9508964
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This investigation was conducted to determine the prevalence of dental caries and degree of dental fluorosis in 12-year-old Swazi school children. The prevalence of dental caries was low (33.7 per cent of children experienced caries and the mean DMFT was 0.92) and corresponded with that found in a neighbouring Swazi community (KaNgwane) but differed strikingly from the results of the baseline study by Klausen and Fanoe (1983). The need for curative dental care was mainly for one surface restorations. A need for selective school preventive programmes was identified.

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