Assessment of periodontal status and treatment needs of a disabled population using the CPITN

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dc.contributor.author Bamjee, Y.
dc.contributor.author Chikte, U. M. E.
dc.contributor.author Cleaton-Jones, P. E.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-29T12:01:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-29T12:01:22Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Bamjee,Y., Chikte,U.M., Cleaton-Jones,P.E.1999.Assessment of periodontal status and treatment needs of a disabled population using the CPITN. Journal of the South African dental association;54(9):413-417 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/20292
dc.description KIM en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN) was used to assess the periodontal status of 213 handicapped persons attending seven institutions in Johannesburg. Fewer than 2% had healthy mouths, 8% had bleeding only, followed by calculus (46%), shallow pockets (40%) and deep pockets (4%). The mean number of sextants with bleeding or higher score was 5.9. Oral hygiene instruction was indicated for 98% and prophylaxis for 90% of the participants. The CPITN was easily used in the disabled population but may overestimate treatment need in view of the current understanding that periodontal disease does not automatically progress from a low CPITN level to the next. A more appropriate measure of treatment need in handicapped persons is required en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject Periodontal Diseases en_ZA
dc.subject Periodontal Index en_ZA
dc.subject Dental Care for Disabled en_ZA
dc.title Assessment of periodontal status and treatment needs of a disabled population using the CPITN en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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