Keerthika Saravanan

Department of Public Health, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

Publications

  • Research Article   
    Association between Dental Attendance and Untreated Coronal Caries among 45-60 Years Visiting Private Dental College: A Retrospective Analysis
    Author(s): Arthi Balsubramaniam*, Keerthika Saravanan and Santhosh Kumar MP

    Dental caries is one of the oral health problems which causes destruction of hard parts of the tooth by interaction of bacteria and fermentable carbohydrates. Dental caries continue to be an important public health problem in most developing countries. Making regular dental visits plays a major role in the prevalence of dental caries. A retrospective study was conducted by reviewing 86,000 patient records of the authors University hospital for a period of nine months from June 2019 to March 2020. About 100 consecutive case records with signed informed consent making dental visits for regular oral health check-up were retrieved. Data on number of dental visits and number of untreated coronal caries were retrieved and analysed. Descriptive statistics was done to present the socio demographic details and chi square association test was employed to find the as.. Read More»

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