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J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 21(2): 220-226 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the effect of different preventive measures on plaque index
Ashraf Sadat Sanei Corresponding Author: Dr. * , Ziba Maleki Dr., Masoume Moslemi Dr., Neda Sabouri Motlagh Dr.
Associate Prof.
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Aim: This survey was designed to compare the efficiency of preventive methods on plaque index (PI) of 12 year old Tehranian pupils.

Method and Materials: 16 secondary schoold were selected randomly and then divided into four groups: Group I: the control group with no preventive program. Group II: the first trial group (Education G) who were introduced to oral hygiene through audio-visual training. Group III: the second trial group (Promotion G) who were persuaded practically. Group IV: The third trial group (Education and Promotion G) who were both trained and persuaded practically.PI was recorded both before and after intervention using Quigley – Hein plaque index, which is completed.

Results: PI was increased from 30.8% (grade 3) to 48.3% (grade 4) in control group (P<0.05), while it’s decrease was seen from 32.9% (grade 3) to 40.7% (grade 2) in group II (P<0.05). PI increased form 31.9% (grade 3) to 39.1% (grade 4) in group III. In group IV, PI decreased from 31.6% (grade 3) to 38.6 (grade 2) (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Education and training has an obvious effect on increase of the level of oral hygiene.

J Dent Sch 200321(2): 220

Keywords: Preventive Method, Plaque Index, Pulipas, Secondary school
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Received: 2006/09/6
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Sanei A S, Maleki Z, Moslemi M, Sabouri Motlagh N. Comparison of the effect of different preventive measures on plaque index. J Dent Sch. 2003; 21 (2) :220-226
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