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Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

March 2017 Vol. 3(3), pp. 012-018

ISSN: 2984-8806

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Original Research Paper


Ethnic Disparities in the Prevalence of Dental Caries among the Outpatients of Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Saudi Arabia


Shahzeb H. Ansari1*, Afaf Mattar2, Kholoud AlAjmi2, Shahad AlHarbi2, Aseel Madani2 and Sabah Alenazi2

1Lecturer preventive dentistry, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, KSA
2Dental Interns, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, KSA

Corresponding Author's Email: shahzebhasan@riyadh.edu.sa

Accepted 27th February, 2017.



Abstract


Dental caries is prevalent among various ethnicities living in different parts of the world. Studies in different parts of the world have suggested a clear difference in DMFT indices among various ethnic groups. High DMFT indices are also related to the varying frequency of dental visits among different ethnicities and it was seen in a study conducted in the United States. This research used a clinical type of study design. Research participants were included from the outpatients visiting the clinics of RCsDP. All patients aged more than 18 yrs were included in this research. 50 patients were used for each group of ethnicities. There is a difference between various ethnicities as far as DMFT is concerned. Saudis were found to have low DMFT as compared to other groups. Pilipino, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi participants were recorded with the highest DMFT scores.

Keywords: Caries, DMFT, Ethnicities.

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Shahzeb H. Ansari, Afaf Mattar, Kholoud AlAjmi, Shahad AlHarbi, Aseel Madani and Sabah Alenazi. Ethnic Disparities in the Prevalence of Dental Caries among the Outpatients of Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Saudi Arabia. Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene 3(3) 2017 pp. 012-018.


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