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Lucknow, India

Gupta V.K.,FODS | Malhotra S.,FODS
International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries | Year: 2013

The aim of this study was to assess periodontal status and treatment need of insulin dependent diabetic mellitus patients by using the CPITN system and to shed additional light on the possible effects of the duration of diabetes on the periodontal status in these patients. A comparison was made between 150 diabetic patients and 150 control subjects. The surveys comprised of a self-Administered questionnaire, along with medical and dental examinations. The results indicated that prevalence of code 0 was lower and code 1, 2 and 3 were higher in diabetic than control group. Oral hygiene instruction was required for 64.7 % of diabetic group and 47.3 % of control group. Professional scaling was required for 34.7 % of diabetic group and 20 % of control group. Complex treatment required for 2 % of diabetic group and 0.7 % of control group. To conclude, strong association was found between diabetes and periodontal health in the present study. Hence, it is recommended that an oral examination should be one of the components of the initial visit for children and adolescents having diabetes. © 2013 Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India.

Gupta V.K.,FODS | Malhotra S.,FODS | Patil R.,FODS | Tripathi A.,FODS
Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology | Year: 2013

The younger generation is consuming areca nut and areca nut products, which is coming in the market with different multicolored attractive pouches and easily available in each and every corner of the road. For the children from the lower socioeconomic strata, areca nut use is rampant. Alarmingly, it has been seen that the highest period of risk for engaging in areca nut alone is between the ages of 5 and 12. Oral submucous fibrosis associated with areca nut in children is a great concern for the Society and the Government. Factors associated with this report for consuming areca nut are levels of awareness, household environment, peer pressure, low cost, easy availability etc.

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