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Oral health status and treatment needs among institutionalized deaf children in the middle region of Iraq .

Authors: Nada Jafer B.D.S, M.Sc *. د. ندى جعفر --- Lamia Abdul Khaliq Alazawi B.D.S., M.Sc., Ph. D د. لميس عبد الخالق
Journal: MUSTANSIRIA DENTAL JOURNAL مجلة المستنصرية لطب الاسنان ISSN: 18138500 Year: 2005 Volume: 2 Issue: 1 Pages: 21-26
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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A deaf child from birth has experienced disturbed leaming which affecthis/her intellectual skills, social environment and emotional relation ship. There forethis oral health survey was conducted among 519 deaf persons and 532 students aged61-5 years in the middle region of Iraq (Baghdad, Anbar, Diyala, Salah AlDeen ,Bayblon and Kerbala). The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare theoral health status and treatment needs of deaf persons and students in the samegeographical area. Results showed that 40.66% of deaf persons were caries freecompared to schools students 33.46%; dmfs mean value of deaf persons was found tobe lower (3.935 :l: 0.312) than that of students (4.252 dc 0,277) while DMF S meanvalue in deaf persons was higher (0.763 1 0.095) than that recorded in students (0.603)080.6 6 with no statistically significant difference. Higher percentage of deaf personand schools students were found in need of two or more surface restoration 30.44% ,%30804 respectively. Deaf persons demonstrated a higher mean plaque index value68051( t 0.012) and gingival index value (1.098 i 0.914 i 0.012) respectively, soefforts should be made to ensure access to preventive care .


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Traumatize anterior teeth, dento-facial anomalies among deaf person in the middle region of Iraq

Authors: .Lamia Abdul Khaliq Alazawi BDS, M.Sc., Ph. D د. لميس عبد الخالق --- Nada Jafer B.D.S, M.Sc د. ندى جعفر
Journal: MUSTANSIRIA DENTAL JOURNAL مجلة المستنصرية لطب الاسنان ISSN: 18138500 Year: 2005 Volume: 2 Issue: 2 Pages: 213-217
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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This study was designed to determine the type and prevalence of trumatic dentalinjuries, aenterio—posterior molar relation among (519) deaf persons and (532) schoolstudents at 5-16 years of age in the middle region of Iraq. The study showed that theprevalence of traumatic dental injuries were 6.94% for deaf persons and 5.83% forschools students. Males showed a higher percentage of traumatized teeth than females ininstitutions and school students. Enamel dentine fracture without pulp exposure was themost predominant type among deaf persons while simple enamel fracture was the mostpredominant among schools students. The majority of deaf persons and schools studentsdemonstrated normal type of occlusion 57.42%, 55.64% respectively. Deaf personshowed significantly with percentage of 4.62% mesial full cusp deviation from normal.antero·postrior molar relation compared to school students 2.07%

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