Periodontal disease among children with Down's syndrome and their siblings

J Dent Res. 1976 Sep-Oct;55(5):778-82. doi: 10.1177/00220345760550051101.


The prevalence and severity of periodontal disease were determined in a group of individuals with Down's syndrome and a group of their selected siblings. Prevalence and severity of the disease were measured by the PI of Russell and were greatest in the children with Down's syndrome--more than threefold greater. The siblings demonstrated an experience not unlike that of the US population.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Down Syndrome / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Periodontal Diseases / etiology*
  • Periodontal Index
  • Sex Factors