Accession Number:

AD0705502

Title:

AN EVALUATION OF DENTAL CALCULUS FORMATION RATE INDICES IN ANTARCTIC PERSONNEL

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Report Date:

1969-10-28

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE