Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3046
DONCEL PEREZ, Clara e CASTILLO CASTILLO, Arturo. Determination of the need of periodontal treatment in the young from a military school. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2008, vol.37, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3046.
A descriptive cross-sectional study of 250 students of both sexes aged 19-23 from "José Martí" Military Technical Institute, in Havana city, was conducted in order to identify their needs of periodontal treatment. A simple randomized sample was taken, and the index of necessity of periodontal treatment in the community was used. The results showed that 67.6 % of those who were examined were periodontally affected. The average of healthy sextans was 4.54, whereas 47.2 % needed basic periodontal treatment. Statistical graphics were made. It was concluded that the condition of periodontally sound decreased with age and that the oral hygiene instruction was the most frequent need of treatment, followed by the need of basic periodontal treatment.
Palavras-chave : Prevalence; periodontopathies; periodontal treatment in the community; Community Periodontal Index Treatment Needs (CPITN).