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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 52-55

Assessment of the Prevalence of Malocclusion and Felt Barriers for Correctional Orthodontic Care Among High School Students Aged 12-15 Years of Ambala District

1 Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, J.C.D Dental College, Sirsa, India
2 Department of Periodontology, MMCDSR, Mullana, Haryana, India
3 Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, MMCDSR, Mullana, Haryana, India

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Shweta Aggarwal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2393-8692.172025

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Introduction: Malocclusion is considered to be a public health problem and the prevalence of occlusal anomalies, the need and demand for orthodontic treatment should be ascertained within a given community. Aim: To assess the prevalence of malocclusion among 12-15 years old students. Materials and Methods: A multistage random sampling technique was used from various schools of Ambala district and data were collected using type III examination on a modified WHO oral health assessment form 1997. Result: Data was analyzed using the Chi-square test, Mann-Whitney test, post hoc and ANOVAs probability tests. The mean dental esthetic index were 26.2 for males and 25.7 for females. Conclusion: Prevalence of orthodontic need was high and needed intervention.

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