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PATTERN OF CARIES ON SPECIFIC TEETH AND SURFACES AMONG ADULT PATIENTS VISTING

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SUMMARY

Background: several studies have shown that dental caries is the most common dental disease affecting both children and adults. According to the WHO the prevalence of dental caries is 50%

Objective: To describe the pattern of caries on specific teeth and surfaces in adult patients who attended and were treated at the university of Nairobi dental hospital

Study design: Descriptive cross-sectional study.

Data collection tools and techniques: The data will comprise all the radiographs and history of patients from the files retrieved from the records office. The radiographs will be studied, evaluated and results recorded.

Sample and sampling: patients will be selected using simple random sampling method.

Setting: The study will be conducted in the university of Nairobi dental hospital at the oral diagnosis clinic.

Study population: the study will be conducted in Kenyan African adult patients aged 18 years and above attending oral diagnosis clinic.

Perceived benefits: The results obtained from this study will help dentists and dental practitioners in the proper management of dental caries through proper diagnosis and oral hygiene instructions and motivation.

 

 

 

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