Short Term Assessment of Dental Calculus Formation Rates in Submarine Personnel
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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An attempt was made to determine the usefulness of the Marginal Line Calculus Index MLCI as a tool to measure extremely short term calculus formation rates in Fleet Ballistic Missile FBM personnel. Fifteen unselected FBM crew member volunteers were used as subjects. Calculus assessments were performed periodically by both the MLCI and by the Volpe-Manhold Index. No significant correlation was found between the two indices. No patrol effects were noted on calculus formation rates or its composition. The reproducibility of MLCI determinations was found to be of a high degree. It is concluded that the MLCI is a useful investigative tool in assessing calculus initiation.
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