Friday 28 September 2018

Oral Hygiene Habits and Dental Treatment Needs of Children with Dental Fluorosis and Those Without Dental Fluorosis Aged 12-15 Years In in a High Fluoride Area in North Kajiado Kenya(MADOHC) - Lupine Publishers

ental conditions like fluorosis, caries, gingival and periodontal diseases require varied treatment approaches to manage them depending on the severity hence the need to establish the levels of disease burden and treatment needs for proper planning of dental services. Well assessed dental treatment needs go a long way in the estimation of resources, rational fund allocation and efficient utilization of dental materials. Dental treatment needs should be assessed objectively and subjectively based not only on normative assessment but also on perceived needs and impact so as to obtain the best outcomes. The incorporation of both the clinician’s objective assessment and the client’s felt needs is essential in ensuring that they participate in the general management of their condition. In common practice today Bradshaw (1978) in a study on the problems and progress in medical care said that the treatment needs of most dental conditions are based on the clinician’s judgement using the recommended dental indices1. The age between 13-17 years forms the transition period between childhood and adulthood


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