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dc.contributor.supervisorLekic, Charles (Preventive Dental Science)en_US
dc.contributor.authorHuminicki, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T17:19:23Z
dc.date.available2015-07-08T17:19:23Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/30614
dc.description.abstractDental 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.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectDental cariesen_US
dc.subjectEarly childhood cariesen_US
dc.subjectPreventionen_US
dc.subjectCaries risk assessmenten_US
dc.titleAssessing the validity of a questionnaire for parents to determine their child’s caries risken_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplinePreventive Dental Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeBiber, Jay (Preventive Dental Science) Birek, Catalena (Oral Biology)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Dentistry (M.Dent.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2015en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


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