[Oral health status of apprentices]

Stomatol DDR. 1990 Feb;40(2):81-2.
[Article in German]


3011 students of vocational schools in Rostock were examined for obtaining informations about their caries prevalence (DMF/T and DMF/S) and the periodontal treatment needs (CPITN). Those students, who need a special proof to be good for their occupation and therefore had a regular dental care, have a much more better oral health status than other students in vocational schools (successful treated 40%:20%, degree of treatment (FM/T) 80%:71%, DMF/T 8.5:10.3). Concerning the periodontal status of the 6 sextants 55.6% of the students hat code 0 of CPITN, 33.5% the 1, 10.3% code 2 and 0.6% the code 3. Summarizing recommendations are given for the improvement of passing from the regular dental care for young adults to dental care of the adult population.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • DMF Index
  • Dental Caries / epidemiology*
  • Germany / epidemiology
  • Health Education, Dental
  • Humans
  • Oral Hygiene Index
  • Periodontal Index