Periodontal treatment needs in a native island community in Colombia determined with CPITN

Orozco, A. H., Franco, A. M. and Ramirez-Yanez, G. O. (2004) Periodontal treatment needs in a native island community in Colombia determined with CPITN. International Dental Journal, 54 2: 73-76.


Author Orozco, A. H.
Franco, A. M.
Ramirez-Yanez, G. O.
Title Periodontal treatment needs in a native island community in Colombia determined with CPITN
Journal name International Dental Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-6539
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 54
Issue 2
Start page 73
End page 76
Total pages 4
Place of publication France
Publisher FDI World Dental Press
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
320899 Dentistry not elsewhere classified
730112 Oro-dental and disorders
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Aims: To identify the prevalence and different degrees of periodontal disease in an isolated community (Isla Grande, Colombia) with no dental services and low educational level with the use of CPITN, and to establish periodontal treatment needs in different age groups. Results: Of 116 people examined, 0.9% were in periodontal health (CPITN value 0), 18.1% had gingival bleeding (CPITN value 1), 51.7% had supra or subgingival calculus (CPITN value 2),18.1% presented pockets 3.5-5.0mm deep (CPITN value 3), and 11.2% had pathological pockets of 5.5mm or deeper (CPITN value 4). No clear differences were observed between sexes. Conclusions: This study shows that 81% of the sample has some type of periodontal treatment need, with 69.8% of them requiring periodontal treatment that may be supplied by a hygienist and 11.2% requiring specialised treatment. Implementation of oral health education and oral prevention programmes was recommended to the authorities for this community.
Keyword Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine
Periodontal Disease
Cpitn
Colombia
Population
Index
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2005 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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