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A Critical Review of Dental Caries in Individuals with Cleft Lip

Roosevelt S Bastos, Edu Cassiano Hugo Pinto, Elda Garbo Pinto, Simone Soares, Thais Marchini Oliveira, Ana Lucia Pompéia Fraga Almeida, José-Roberto Magalhães Bastos

Citation Information : Bastos RS, Pinto EC, Pinto EG, Soares S, Oliveira TM, Almeida AL, Bastos JM. A Critical Review of Dental Caries in Individuals with Cleft Lip. World J Dent 2013; 4 (4):272-275.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1244

Published Online: 01-12-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

People with cleft lip and palate (CLP) often have problems with oral hygiene due to the difficulty of obtaining appropriate mechanical biofilm control.

Objectives

To review the literature and to seek an epidemio logical profile of dental caries in individuals with CLP.

Materials and methods

In the PubMed database and Web of Knowledge, using the keywords ‘dental caries’ and ‘cleft lip,’ 58 studies were collected, of which 13 were selected. After collection of the epidemiological data of dental caries from each paper, the age of the study subjects, the severity of dental caries (DMFT/dmft), and kappa statistics were gathered.

Results

The cross-sectional studies totaled four papers, and there were nine case-control studies; six of them showed a more severe caries index in the case group (CLP), two studies showed the control group (without CLP) having higher caries severity, and one only paper with one age (14 years) indicated higher severity in the control group.

Conclusion

Overall, the rate of dental decay found in individuals with CLP was higher than among people without this condition in the studies evaluated.

How to cite this article

Pinto ECH, Pinto EG, Soares S, Oliveira TM, Almeida ALPF, Bastos JRM, Bastos RS. A Critical Review of Dental Caries in Individuals with Cleft Lip. World J Dent 2013;4(4):272-275.


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