Accession Number:

ADA169533

Title:

Survival Analysis of Defective Dental Surfaces in U.S. Naval Personnel,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL DENTAL RESEARCH INST GREAT LAKES IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Methods of survival analysis were used to evaluate the time required to treat caries or defective dental restorations identified at the initial examinations of 506 naval recruits. Nearly 80 percent of carious surfaces were treated during the 18 to 78 month observation period with half the treatment needs being met in the first 6.5 months of service. Deeper lesions were treated earlier and in proportionately greater numbers. Almost 80 percent of those surfaces which remained untreated were found in only 15 percent of the total population. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE