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Prevalence of Dental Caries Among Residents of Bhopal City

S Kumar, V Hiremath, V Bhandari, AG Patil

Citation Information : Kumar S, Hiremath V, Bhandari V, Patil A. Prevalence of Dental Caries Among Residents of Bhopal City. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2015; 9 (2):64-68.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-9-2-64

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).



In present study we tried to analyze the role of different factors in the occurrence of dental caries.

Material & Method

Oral examination was carried out in a sample of 2430 residents of Bhopal city, in various camps organized by Mansarovar Dental College in different location of Bhopal.


Prevalence of dental caries was higher in males than in females, among tobacco users more prevalence of caries was found, persons with low socio economic status were having more carious lesions and people with mixed (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) diet.


Prevalence of dental caries in Bhopal city highlights the need for a dental health program to target specific segments of population through public health education program.

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