Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by trisomy of chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome have a variety of oral characteristics, as well as oral problem such as caries and periodontal disease. The aim of this study was to examine the frequency distribution of caries in people with Down syndrome, aged 14 years and older, in SLB C Jakarta. Subjects of this study are from 43 SLB C in Jakarta. This was a descriptive, cross sectional study of 174 people with Down syndrome, aged 14 years and older chosen using a purposive sampling technique. Clinical caries examinations were performed using DMF-T index. The DMF-T Index was 5.90 among the total subject population with a caries prevalence of 84.48%. Children with Down syndrome, aged 14 years and older, in SLB C Jakarta have a high prevalence of caries, with a DMF-T index scored of 5.90.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of International Dental and Medical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|
- Down's syndrome