Treatment needs for dental caries, restorative care index, and index of extractions in adolescents 12 and 15 years old

C. E. Medina-Solís, A. P. Pontigo-Loyola, M. Mendoza-Rodríguez, S. E. Lucas-Rincón, S. Márquez-Rodríguez, J. J. Navarrete-Hernandez, Gerardo Maupome

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Objective: To determine the Treatment Needs Index (TNI) for dental caries, the restorative Care Index (CI), and to introduce a Tooth Extractions Index (TEI) to estimate past and current treatment needs among Mexican adolescents. Subject and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out on 1538 adolescents aged 12 and 15 years in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico, to collect decayed, missing, filled teeth (DMFT) data to describe TNI, CI and TEI indices. Results: Higher TNI was identified in younger male teenagers who had always lived in the same community, without dental visits in the last year, and who had poorer socio-economic markers. Higher CI was found in older, female subjects who had moved in their lifetimes to a new community in the area, with dental visits in the last year and who had better socio-economic markers. Higher TEI was found in older, female teenagers who had moved in their lifetimes to a new community in the area, without dental visits in the last year, and who had worse socio-economic markers. Conclusions: We observed high rates of treatment needs for dental caries and little experience of restorative treatment. While dental extractions due to advanced caries should ideally be zero, relatively few adolescents had this treatment experience. Despite the fact that the overall background of these adolescents is rather homogeneous, it was still possible to find that treatment needs' indices (past and present needs) appeared to be modified by sociodemographic and socio-economic variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)636-641
Number of pages6
JournalThe West Indian medical journal
Volume62
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Dental caries
  • Oral health
  • Restorative treatment
  • Tooth extractions
  • Treatment needs

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  • Medicine(all)

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Medina-Solís, C. E., Pontigo-Loyola, A. P., Mendoza-Rodríguez, M., Lucas-Rincón, S. E., Márquez-Rodríguez, S., Navarrete-Hernandez, J. J., & Maupome, G. (2013). Treatment needs for dental caries, restorative care index, and index of extractions in adolescents 12 and 15 years old. The West Indian medical journal, 62(7), 636-641.

Treatment needs for dental caries, restorative care index, and index of extractions in adolescents 12 and 15 years old. / Medina-Solís, C. E.; Pontigo-Loyola, A. P.; Mendoza-Rodríguez, M.; Lucas-Rincón, S. E.; Márquez-Rodríguez, S.; Navarrete-Hernandez, J. J.; Maupome, Gerardo.

In: The West Indian medical journal, Vol. 62, No. 7, 2013, p. 636-641.

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Medina-Solís, CE, Pontigo-Loyola, AP, Mendoza-Rodríguez, M, Lucas-Rincón, SE, Márquez-Rodríguez, S, Navarrete-Hernandez, JJ & Maupome, G 2013, 'Treatment needs for dental caries, restorative care index, and index of extractions in adolescents 12 and 15 years old', The West Indian medical journal, vol. 62, no. 7, pp. 636-641.
Medina-Solís CE, Pontigo-Loyola AP, Mendoza-Rodríguez M, Lucas-Rincón SE, Márquez-Rodríguez S, Navarrete-Hernandez JJ et al. Treatment needs for dental caries, restorative care index, and index of extractions in adolescents 12 and 15 years old. The West Indian medical journal. 2013;62(7):636-641.
Medina-Solís, C. E. ; Pontigo-Loyola, A. P. ; Mendoza-Rodríguez, M. ; Lucas-Rincón, S. E. ; Márquez-Rodríguez, S. ; Navarrete-Hernandez, J. J. ; Maupome, Gerardo. / Treatment needs for dental caries, restorative care index, and index of extractions in adolescents 12 and 15 years old. In: The West Indian medical journal. 2013 ; Vol. 62, No. 7. pp. 636-641.
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