Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics

Published by: Kowsar

Evaluation of Decay and Filling Dental Index in the 7 Years Old Children of Iran and Its Relationship with Economic Inequity

Mahshid Saffarpur 1 , Fahimeh Khoshhal 2 , Saman Mohazzab-Torabi 3 and Mehdi Khabazkhoob 4 , *
Authors Information
1 Department of Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
2 Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran
3 Noor Research Center for Ophthalmic Epidemiology, Noor Eye Hospital, Tehran, Iran
4 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Article information
  • Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics: November 2017, 8 (4); e62890
  • Published Online: November 30, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: October 15, 2017
  • Accepted: October 20, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/compreped.62890

To Cite: Saffarpur M, Khoshhal F, Mohazzab-Torabi S, Khabazkhoob M. Evaluation of Decay and Filling Dental Index in the 7 Years Old Children of Iran and Its Relationship with Economic Inequity, J Compr Ped. 2017 ; 8(4):e62890. doi: 10.5812/compreped.62890.

Copyright © 2017, Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
  • 1. Petersen PE. The World Oral Health Report 2003: continuous improvement of oral health in the 21st century--the approach of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2003;31 Suppl 1:3-23. doi: 10.1046/j..2003.com122.x. [PubMed: 15015736].
  • 2. Martins-Junior PA, Vieira-Andrade RG, Correa-Faria P, Oliveira-Ferreira F, Marques LS, Ramos-Jorge ML. Impact of early childhood caries on the oral health-related quality of life of preschool children and their parents. Caries Res. 2013;47(3):211-8. doi: 10.1159/000345534. [PubMed: 23257929].
  • 3. Amirabadi F, Bazafshan E, Dehghan J, Zazouli MA. Evaluation of DMFT index in the 8-12 years old students of Zahedan City, Iran. Iran J Health Sci. 2015;2:52-60.
  • 4. Pine CM, Adair PM, Nicoll AD, Burnside G, Petersen PE, Beighton D, et al. International comparisons of health inequalities in childhood dental caries. Community Dent Health. 2004;21(1 Suppl):121-30. [PubMed: 15072481].
  • 5. Nicolau B, Marcenes W, Bartley M, Sheiham A. A life course approach to assessing causes of dental caries experience: the relationship between biological, behavioural, socio-economic and psychological conditions and caries in adolescents. Caries Res. 2003;37(5):319-26. doi: 10.1159/000072162. [PubMed: 12925821].
  • 6. Wigen TI, Wang NJ. Caries and background factors in Norwegian and immigrant 5-year-old children. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2010;38(1):19-28. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2009.00502.x. [PubMed: 19845710].
  • 7. Petersen PE. Sociobehavioural risk factors in dental caries - international perspectives. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2005;33(4):274-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2005.00235.x. [PubMed: 16008634].
  • 8. Marshall TA, Eichenberger-Gilmore JM, Broffitt BA, Warren JJ, Levy SM. Dental caries and childhood obesity: roles of diet and socioeconomic status. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2007;35(6):449-58. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2006.00353.x. [PubMed: 18039286].
  • 9. Petersen PE. World Health Organization global policy for improvement of oral health--World Health Assembly 2007. Int Dent J. 2008;58(3):115-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1875-595X.2008.tb00185.x. [PubMed: 18630105].
  • 10. Santamaria RM, Basner R, Schuler E, Splieth CH. Inequalities in dental caries experience among 6-year-old German children after the caries decline. Acta Odontol Scand. 2015;73(4):285-91. doi: 10.3109/00016357.2014.939711. [PubMed: 25645713].
  • 11. Akrad ZT, Beitollahi J, Khajetorab A. DMFT (Decayed, Missing, Filled, Teeth) Oral health index in sweets and cable industry workers. Iran J Publ Health. 2006;35(2):64-8.
  • 12. Riordan PJ. Dental fluorosis, dental caries and fluoride exposure among 7-year-olds. Caries Res. 1993;27(1):71-7. doi: 10.1159/000261519. [PubMed: 8448778].
  • 13. Hamissi J, Ramezani GH, Ghodousi A. Prevalence of dental caries among high school attendees in Qazvin, Iran. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2008;26 Suppl 2:S53-5. [PubMed: 19075448].
  • 14. Ramezani GH, Valaei N, Eikani H. Prevalence of DMFT and fluorosis in the students of Dayer city (Iran). J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2004;22(2):49-53. [PubMed: 15491085].
  • 15. Gargari BP, Behzad MH, Ghassabpour S, Ayat A. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among high-school girls in Tabriz, Iran, in 2001. Food Nutr Bull. 2004;25(3):288-91. doi: 10.1177/156482650402500309. [PubMed: 15460273].
  • 16. Mohammadpour-Ahranjani B, Rashidi A, Karandish M, Eshraghian MR, Kalantari N. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in adolescent Tehrani students, 2000-2001: an epidemic health problem. Public Health Nutr. 2004;7(5):645-8. [PubMed: 15251055].
  • 17. Al-Malik MI, Rehbini YA. Prevalence of dental caries, severity, and pattern in age 6 to 7-year-old children in a selected community in Saudi Arabia. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2006;7(2):46-54. [PubMed: 16685294].
  • 18. Mahvi AH, Zazoli MA, Younecian M, Nicpour B, Babapour A. Survey of fluoride concentration in drinking water sources and prevalence of DMFT in the 12 years old students in Behshar city. Journal of Medical Sciences(Faisalabad) J Med Sci (Faisalabad). 2006;6(4):658-61. doi: 10.3923/jms.2006.658.661.
  • 19. Albashaireh Z, al-Hadi Hamasha A. Prevalence of dental caries in 12-13-year-old Jordanian students. SADJ. 2002;57(3):89-91. [PubMed: 12061150].
  • 20. Wyne AH, Khan NB. Caries prevalence in 2 and 3 year old children of Adelaide, Australia. Odontostomatol Trop. 1998;21(83):22-3. [PubMed: 11372113].
  • 21. Ahmed NA, Astrom AN, Skaug N, Petersen PE. Dental caries prevalence and risk factors among 12-year old schoolchildren from Baghdad, Iraq: a post-war survey. Int Dent J. 2007;57(1):36-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1875-595X.2007.tb00116.x. [PubMed: 17378348].
  • 22. Okeigbemen SA. The prevalence of dental caries among 12 to 15-year-old school children in Nigeria: report of a local survey and campaign. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2004;2(1):27-31. [PubMed: 15641762].
  • 23. David J, Wang NJ, Astrom AN, Kuriakose S. Dental caries and associated factors in 12-year-old schoolchildren in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2005;15(6):420-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-263X.2005.00665.x. [PubMed: 16238652].
  • 24. Rajab LD, Petersen PE, Baqain Z, Bakaeen G. Oral health status among 6- and 12-year-old Jordanian schoolchildren. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2014;12(2):99-107. doi: 10.3290/j.ohpd.a31220. [PubMed: 24624383].
  • 25. Moses J, Rangeeth B, Gurunathan D. Prevalence of dental caries, socio-economic old school going children of chidambaram status and treatment needs among 5 to 15 year old school going children of chidambaram. J Clin Diagn Res. 2011;5:146-51.
  • 26. Chu CH, Fung DS, Lo EC. Dental caries status of preschool children in Hong Kong. Br Dent J. 1999;187(11):616-20. discussion 605. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4800347a. [PubMed: 16163284].
  • 27. Retnakumari N. Prevalence of dental caries and risk assessment among primary school children of 6-12 years in the Varkala municipal area of Kerala. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 1999;17(4):135-42. [PubMed: 10863509].
  • 28. Christensen LB, Petersen PE, Bhambal A. Oral health and oral health behaviour among 11-13-year-olds in Bhopal, India. Community Dent Health. 2003;20(3):153-8. [PubMed: 12940305].
  • 29. Stecksen-Blicks C, Holm AK. Between-meal eating, toothbrushing frequency and dental caries in 4-year-old children in the north of Sweden. Int J Paediatr Dent. 1995;5(2):67-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-263X.1995.tb00167.x. [PubMed: 7547816].
  • 30. Koirala S, David J, Khadka R, Yee R. Dental caries prevalence, experience and treatment needs of 5-6 year old, 12-13 year old and 15 year old schoolchildren of Sunsari district, Nepal. J Nepal Dent Assoc. 2003;5:12-24.
  • 31. Truin GJ, Konig KG, Bronkhorst EM. Caries prevalence in Belgium and The Netherlands. Int Dent J. 1994;44(4 Suppl 1):379-85. [PubMed: 7814105].

Featured Image:

Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments