Author(s): Oredugba FA
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to determine the oral health condition and treatment needs of a group of individuals with Down syndrome in Nigeria. METHOD: Participants were examined for oral hygiene status, dental caries, malocclusion, hypoplasia, missing teeth, crowding and treatment needs. Findings were compared with controls across age group, sex and educational background of parents. RESULT: Participants with Down syndrome had poorer oral hygiene than controls, with no significant sex difference. Oral hygiene was similar in the lower age groups but deteriorated with age in the Down syndrome group. CONCLUSION: Individuals with Down syndrome in Nigeria have poorer oral health and more treatment needs than controls. They would benefit from frequent oral health assessment.
This article was published in Downs Syndr Res Pract
and referenced in Advancements in Genetic Engineering