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Introduction: The Health Secretary of Cali wanted to know the buccodental status among school children to establish if necessary public health measures.
Objectives: To determine the epidemiological oral health profile on scholars at the public schools of Cali, 2005.
Methodology: This descriptive study used who oral index systematic and conglomerate multiestrata were performed a total of 784 children were examined for determining their Oral Health Status. Range of age was 5-13 years old. Study children came from 47 public schools.
Results: Caries history was detected in 77% of children and actual caries prevalence was 67.7% DMF-d index was 0.64 at five y/o and increase to 3.5 at 12 years/old children. 46.1 % of the evaluated children were periodontally healthy, 34.3% had gingivitis and bleed on probing and 19.6% had dental calculus. Periodontal disease prevalence has 53.9%.
Analysis: Children without caries history were higher here when compared the results of National Oral Health morbility study, 1998. Cali level of caries risk were intermediary as compares to National standing DMF-d indicators.
Conclusions: It is necessary that the city of Cali establish a strategy to improve the standards in Oral Health among their young populatio. DMF-d indicator at 12 years/old children set them at an intermediary caries level of risk. These might be priority of Public Health Policy.

Sonia Julieth Giraldo, Universidad del Valle

Estudiante de Odontología, Escuela de Odontología, Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

Rosemberg Mossos, Universidad del Valle

Estudiante de Odontología, Escuela de Odontología, Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

Margarita María Muñoz, Universidad del Valle

Estudiante de Odontología, Escuela de Odontología, Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

Claudia Liliana Perea, Universidad del Valle

Estudiante de Odontología, Escuela de Odontología, Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

Carolina Prado, Universidad del Valle

Estudiante de Odontología, Escuela de Odontología, Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.
Giraldo, S. J., Mossos, R., Muñoz, M. M., Perea, C. L., & Prado, C. (2024). Prevalence of cavities and periodontal diseases in school age children in Cali’s public school district in the year 2005. Colombia Medica, 39(1.Supl.1), 47–50. https://doi.org/10.25100/cm.v39i1.Supl.1.563

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