Prevalence of dental caries in the primary dentition among under five children

  • SS Rahman Assistant Professor, Dept. of Dental Surgery, Khulna Medical College, Khulna
  • CH Rasul Professor of Paediatrics, Khulna Medical College, Khulna
  • MA Kashem Principal cum Director, Dhaka Dental College & Hospital, Dhaka
  • SS Biswas Dental Surgeon, Khulna Medical College Hospital, Khulna
Keywords: dental caries, children


Dental caries is the most important dental health problem in developing countries. The study aimed to estimate the prevalence of dental caries in primary dentition among under 5 years children. A simple random sampling method was used. Study population was under 5 children attending dental department of Khulna Medical College Hospital from January to June 2010. A total of 672 children were examined. The prevalence of dental caries was 44.34%. Caries prevalence was higher in the boys than the girls and it was statistically significant (P <0.05). It was also found that primary second molars were the highest carious tooth. The prevalence of dental caries among under 5 children was high. There is a need to generate awareness about oral health and the prevention of dental caries.


Bang Med J (Khulna) 2010; 43: 7-9


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Rahman, S., Rasul, C., Kashem, M., & Biswas, S. (2012). Prevalence of dental caries in the primary dentition among under five children. Bangladesh Medical Journal Khulna, 43(1-2), 7-9.
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