STUDY REGARDING THE INFLUENCE OF LIFESTYLE ON THE ORAL HYGIENE OF DENTAL STUDENTS

Adina Oana Armencia, Ahmed Ali Saleh Obeyah, Carmen Stela Hanganu

ABSTRACT

Aim of the study: determining the attitude of dental students towards their own oral hygiene. Materials and methods: in order to determine the predominance of tooth decay, the CAO-D index was used. To evaluate the sanogenous behavior of students, the Hiroshima questionnaire was used. Results and discussions: the study shows a CAO-D bigger than 8 in 72% of the students, 22% of the participant subjects have a CAO-D between 5 and 8, whereas 12.8% of them show less tooth decays than the usual range. Filling in the Hiroshima questionnaire revealed a variation between 1.01 and 3.07 of the HU-DBI score. Conclusion: Student’s behavior reflects the attendance rate at the courses of preventive dentistry, behavioral sciences and oral hygiene.

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