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Retrospective Assessment of Caries Experience Among U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States
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Objective To assess the 4-year caries incidence from matriculation to graduation among U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman. Methods Dental records n 300 from a total population of 1006 midshipmen from the 2011 graduation class at U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD were randomly selected for review. Patients were assigned a caries risk status based on the number of caries lesions recorded at the initial examination Low 0 lesions Moderate 1-2 lesions High 3 lesions. For each risk category, caries prevalence DMFS, DMFT, incipient surfaces and caries incidence were calculated based on findings recorded at the initial E1, third-year E2, and fourth-year E3 examinations. The most significant predictors for caries incidence were determined for each risk category by linear regression analysis.
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