Romanian Journal of Oral Rehabilitation Numarul 3 STUDY REGARDING THE INFLUENCE OF LIFESTYLE ON THE ORAL HYGIENE OF DENTAL STUDENTS

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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