AN EVALUATION OF DENTAL CALCULUS FORMATION RATE INDICES IN ANTARCTIC PERSONNEL
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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The high prevalence of gum disease in the Navy requires that attention be given to any factor associated with these diseases. Dental calculus tartar has long been implicated as having a role in gum diseases. Accurate measurement methods are required for studies in formation rates. One measurement index, the Volpe-Manhold Index, was evaluated using as subjects naval personnel wintering-over in the Antarctic. Results indicate this to be a precise, reproducible index which should be useful in any calculus study.
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