Oral Health Profile of Individuals Seeking Services at a Midtown Assistance Center for the Homeless

Oral Health Profile of Individuals Seeking Services at a Midtown Assistance Center for the Homeless
November 7, 2015
Source: University of Missouri Kansas City School Dentistry

A dental profile of individuals seeking services at an assistance center in the mid-town Kansas City area was conducted. The DMFT scores showed a lesser number of teeth lost to dental decay (M score of the DMFT=5.02) and a greater number of teeth restored (F score of the DMFT=4.36) than was reported in other studies with similar populations. This indicates a lesser degree of past dental disease. However, a greater amount of current decay (D score of the DMFT=5.97) was noted in this population as compared to other studies in the literature. Periodontal disease, oral debris and home care habits were also documented.





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