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Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs of Inmates in District Jail of Mathura City – A Cross Sectional Study

R Gupta, K Dhanker, NA Ingle, N Kaur

Citation Information : Gupta R, Dhanker K, Ingle N, Kaur N. Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs of Inmates in District Jail of Mathura City – A Cross Sectional Study. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2013; 7 (1):24-32.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-7-1-24

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).



To assess the oral health status and treatment needs of inmates of, District Jail Mathura.


A cross sectional study was carried out on the inmates (N=870) in the district jail of Mathura. Proforma related to general demographic information was filled by the examiner and the subjects were clinically examined using WHO 1997 “Oral Health Assessment Form


This study revealed that 92.5% of the inmates were male. 53.8% never visited the dentist & 87% never received any type of dental care during imprisonment. Prevalence of pro-mucosal lesion was 59.8%. Inmates had poor periodontal conditions and 79% inmates had dental caries with mean DMFT of 4.79.


Periodontal disease, mucosal lesions and dental caries are major public health problem among the inmates, which require special attention and efforts from government and other organizations to meet their treatment needs.

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