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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 6-9

Caries and dental and oral hygiene profile of drug (narcotics and dangerous drugs) users at drug rehabilitation centers

Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

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Dr. R Darmawan Setijanto
Mayjend. Prof. Moestopo No. 47, Surabaya, East Java
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_219_18

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Aims: The purpose of this study was to identify the description of dental caries and oral hygiene of drug users. Subjects and Methods: This descriptive study has 60 participants. Oral hygiene index-S (OHI-S) and caries severity with decay-missing-filling-T (DMF-T) index were performed. Subjective data collection on the knowledge and behavior of drug users was obtained from the results of questionnaires filled by respondents. Results: OHI-S of respondents was 1.8 and mean of DMF-T was 4.33, which means that the condition of dental and oral hygiene of the respondents was still not good. The mean results of OHI-S score for drug users <10 years of consumption was 1.03, those who consumed for 10–20 years was 2.06, and those who consumed over 20 years was 2.85. DMF-T of <10 years of drug users had mean DMF-T of 1.5, those who consumed drugs between 10 and 20 years was 2.6, and those who consumed over 20 years of 7.9. Conclusions: Overall, most drug users had good oral hygiene and above mean caries severity.

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