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A cross-sectional study was designed to determine the dental caries disease and associated risk factors among the study subjects in Harichand, Pakistan. A total of 150 patients were investigated, of which male to female percentage was (77%) and (23%) respectively. The maximum tooth decay (33%) was found in the age (years) of 21-30. The results showed that decayed and missing teeth (DMT) were (57%), followed by decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) (27%) and filled teeth (FT) (16%). Most of the patients were suffering from score 6, (30%). The DMT and score 6 was recorded high among the study subjects in Harichand. This study will update the epidemiology of dental caries diseases, increase awareness, and provide the base line information for future research and intervention. Further studies are recommended on large scale.



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Issue: Vol 22 No 3 (2019): Under publishing
Page No.: 314-316
Published: Aug 20, 2019
Section: Health Sciences - Report
DOI: https://doi.org/10.32508/stdj.v22i3.1704

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Haroon, H., Ahmad, T., Khan, M., Inamullah, I., Jan, A., & Jin, H. (2019). Frequency distribution of dental caries disease among the local community of Harichand. Science and Technology Development Journal, 22(3), 314-316. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.32508/stdj.v22i3.1704

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