Epidemiology of Dental Caries

Synopsis
The structure of a tooth, the nature of plaque and the development of caries is described. Two indices for measuring dental decay, the decayed missing and filled teeth index and the D M & F surfaces index are introduced. As a prelude to obtaining a DFMS score the adult dentition is described along with a suitable chart. A patient’s mouth is then examined and his dentition charted. A series of carious teeth are looked at in closeup. The tape concludes with an example of how a DFMS score was used to determine the effectiveness of fluoride treatment of children’s teeth.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. U-matic, VHS. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1980
Availability
Sale
Uses
Medical students prior to a practical class.*
Subjects
Dentistry
Keywords
dental caries; epidemiology; teeth

Credits

Director
Colin Tory
Producer
Liam Donaldson
Writer
Peter Yates; Roger Bettles
Cast
Peter Yates 
Roger Bettles 

Sponsor

Name

University of Leicester, Department of Community Health

Distributor

Name

University of Leicester, Audio Visual Services

Web
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Phone
0116 252 2917
Fax
0116 252 3993
Address
PO Box 138
University Road
Leicester
LE1 9HN

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