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dc.creatorCalado, R-
dc.creatorFerreira, CS-
dc.creatorNogueira, P-
dc.creatorMelo, P-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To evaluate caries prevalence and dental treatment needs in Portuguese children and teenagers, as well as fluorosis prevalence in 12-year-old children, in order to address public oral health program strategies. Participants: A representative stratified random cluster sample of 3,710 participants of 6, 12, and 18 years old was selected. A questionnaire was applied to determine sociodemographic data and some oral health determinants. The clinical examination was based on the ICDAS criteria, then adapted to DMFS index, and Dean’s index for fluorosis. Results: Caries prevalence at 6, 12, and 18 years old was 45.2%, 47.0%, and 67.6%, respectively. D5MFT scores were 1.18 (SD 0.06) and 2.51 (SD 0.10), respectively. Treatment needs at 12 and 18 years old were associated with 0.37 (SD 0.03) and 0.75 (SD 0.06) values in the “decayed” (D5) variable. SiC index at 12 years old was 2.68 (SD 1.68). Sealants were identified in 55% of 12-year-old children and the mean of sealants per individual was 3.61; also, moderate (2.2%) and severe (0.2%) levels of fluorosis were detected. Conclusions: The oral health situation in Portugal is favorable for young people, resulting in low treatment needs. The National Oral Health Promotion Program should be extended to include 18-year-olds.pt_PT
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was financially supported by the Portuguese Directorate-General of Health and the Portuguese Dental Association. The authors would like to acknowledge the North, Center, Lisbon & Tagus Alentejo, and Algarve Regional Health Administrations and the corresponding Healthcare Center Groups; the Integrated Master’s in Dentistry of the Institute of Health Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal, the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Fernando Pessoa University, the Integrated Master’s in Dentistry of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Porto, the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Lisbon, the Integrated Master’s in Dentistry of of Health Sciences Egas Moniz, the Directorate-General of Military Personnel and Recruitment of the Portuguese Ministry of National Defense; the Directorate-General of Education of the Portuguese Ministry of Education; and the Healthcare Services of the Azores and Madeira Autonomous Regions.pt_PT
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCommunity Dental Health, vol. 34, p. 107–111pt_PT
dc.subjectOral health - Dental cariespt_PT
dc.titleCaries prevalence and treatment needs in young people in Portugal: the third national studypt_PT
dc.typeArtigo em Revista Científica Internacionalpt_PT
dc.contributor.uportoInstituto de Saúde Públicapt_PT
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