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Chapter-17 Dental Indices

BOOK TITLE: A Practical Manual of Public Health Dentistry

Author
1. Marya CM
ISBN
9789350257098
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11589_17
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2012
Pages
75
Author Affiliations
1. Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, Haryana, India, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research Faridabad, Haryana, India
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Abstract

This chapter provides detail description of dental indices in dentistry. This chapter has 12 well illustrated diagrams and pictures. Dental indices, properties of an ideal index, purposes and uses of index, indices used in dentistry, indices used in assessing oral hygiene, indices used in assessing plaque and debris, indices used in assessing calculus, indices used in gingival inflammation, indices used in gingival bleeding, indices used in periodontal diseases, indices used in dental caries, indices used in assessing malocclusion, indices used in assessing tooth wear are described in detail in tabulated form. Total 30 tables are included. 3 boxes are included to highlight ideal requisites of an index, recommended methods of performance of an index and indices used in dentistry.

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