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|Sahba Kamran, Elnaz Yazdanbakhsh and Hamid Moradian|
|Shiraz University, Iran|
|Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Dentistry|
|According to the complications followed by metabolic changes such as xerostomia and increasing the glucose level in saliva, it is expected that the prevalence of caries in diabetics would be more than of non-diabetic individuals. On the other hand, the restriction of glucose consumption in the diabetics’ diet would be a reason to justify decreasing dental caries in them. The aim of this study was to compare the mean of DMFT index in type 1 diabetic children with healthy children. DMFT index was assessed in 100 type 1 diabetic children (9-14 year old) and compared with 100 age-and sex matched metabolically healthy controls. Data collected through a questionnaire and clinical examinations were analyzed statistically by t-test and one-way ANOVA. Results showed that there were no significant differences between the mean DMFT index of diabetic children and healthy children. The mean DMFT for those who regularly used tooth brushing and flossing was significantly higher than those who didn’t in both groups. In conclusion, diabetes didn’t affect dental condition by itself and adequate oral hygiene had an important role to control caries and promote oral status.|
Sahba Kamran completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Dental School of Shiraz University in 2015. She is currently working as a dentist at a private dental clinic in Iran and continues working in collaboration with Assistant Professor Hamid Moradian at Shiraz University on conducting research in the area of Pediatric Dentistry.
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