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J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 23(2): 225-233 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of the orthodontic treatment needs of 12-13 year - old students of Gorgan city via IOTN index, 2002-2003
Mina Biria Corresponding Author: Dr. * 1, Golamreza Eslami Amirabadi Dr., Rabeeh Nazari Dr.
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Purpose: Determination of need to orthodontic treatment is one of the main problems in our daily practice. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the orthodontic treatment needs of 12 – 13 year old students in Gorgan in years 2002-2003, using IOTN (index of orthodontic treatment need).

Methods & Materials: A descriptive study using the technique of observation and interview has been performed by means of chart, ruler, tongue blade and color photographs of aesthetic component of IOTN. The method of sampling was cluster sampling and 793 individuals of urban and rural school children in Gorgan were examined.

Results: According to dental health component (DHC) of ITON, 16.2 percent of school children showed great need and 16.9 percent moderate need to treatment and the frequency of slight or no need was 66.6 percent. The aesthetic component (AC) of IOTN in school children resulted in 7.1 percent great need, 20.9 percent moderate need and 71.9 percent no need.

Conclusion: This study showed that the differences between IOTN values for boys and girls were not statistically significant the orthodontic treatment need in rural school children as significantly greater than urban school children, but most of them had no need or had slight need of orthodontic treatment.

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Keywords: Orthodontic treatment need, IOTN, School children.
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Received: 2006/09/6
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Biria M, Eslami Amirabadi G, Nazari R. Evaluation of the orthodontic treatment needs of 12-13 year - old students of Gorgan city via IOTN index, 2002-2003. J Dent Sch. 2005; 23 (2) :225-233
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مجله دانشکده دندانپزشکی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهید بهشتی Shahid Beheshti University Dental Journal
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