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Assessment of dentition status and treatment needs of police personnel in Bhopal city, Central India

Aishwarya Singh, Ajay Bhambal, Sudhanshu Saxena, Vidhatri Tiwari, Utkarsh Tiwari.

Background: Oral health is an integral part of general health. Police personnel form the backbone for safety and security of a community hence their health is of utmost importance.

Objectives: To assess the dentition status of police personnel in Bhopal city.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 781 subjects (mean aged 40.5 years) who were selected by a simple random sampling method. Type III examination of the subjects was conducted, and along with a questionnaire, decayed, missing, and filled teeth data were recorded on modified WHO format 1997. p-Value ≤0.05 was considered statistically significant.

Results: The number of decayed, missing, and filled teeth was significantly lower among this group.

Conclusion: The overall caries experience was low in this group. Most of the police personnel lack oral health awareness. Awareness should be created to maintain good oral hygiene.

Key words: Dental caries, dentition status, police personnel, treatment needs

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