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dc.contributor.supervisor Lekic, Charles (Preventive Dental Science) en_US
dc.contributor.author Huminicki, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-08T17:19:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-08T17:19:23Z
dc.date.issued 2015-07-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/30614
dc.description.abstract Dental caries is a very common chronic infectious disease that is preventable and related to dental behaviours. The objective of this study was to develop a parental questionnaire to predict the child’s caries risk without professional evaluation and assess if risk factors worked together and if behaviours changed over time. At baseline, a survey and examination for caries were administered to 100 subjects aged 1 to 3 years old in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Six months later the same survey and examination were administered. Statistical analysis included logistic regression, Pearson Chi-squared, McNemar’s, Fisher’s exact tests and paired T-tests. The main finding was this survey could not predict future caries risk. Parents’ reports of visible cavities/fillings in their child predicted caries. Few risk factors changed significantly over time. A change in developmental delay corresponded to a change in caries. Overall, caries risk was found to be complex and requires further investigation. en_US
dc.subject Dental caries en_US
dc.subject Early childhood caries en_US
dc.subject Prevention en_US
dc.subject Caries risk assessment en_US
dc.title Assessing the validity of a questionnaire for parents to determine their child’s caries risk en_US
dc.degree.discipline Preventive Dental Science en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Biber, Jay (Preventive Dental Science) Birek, Catalena (Oral Biology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Dentistry (M. Dent.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2015 en_US


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