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ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

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Maryam Kazempour
Department of Pedodontics, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Publications

  • Research Article   
    Comparison of Oral Health Status between Autistic and Normal Children in Ahvaz: A Case-Control Study
    Author(s): Razieh Meshki, Leila Basir, Shiva Motaghi and Maryam Kazempour*

    Introduction: Different studies examining the oral health condition of autistic children, and presenting inconsistent results. Regarding this, the aim of this work is comparison between children with autism and healthy normal in the case of dental caries. Materials and Methods: This case-control study was performed on 48 autistic cases and 50 normal children in the age group 7 to 12 years. The age, gender of participants was documented. The situation of the decayed, missing, and filled teeth (DMFT; both permanent and primary) and also OHI-S index (simplified oral hygiene index) was evaluated. The Mann-Whitney U and Chi-square tests were used to analyze the results. P-value less than 0.05 were noticed remarkable statistically. Results: Considerable difference was seen between autistic and normal groups regarding OHI-S index (P=0.000). In addition, th.. Read More»

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