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Revista del Nacional (Itauguá)

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DIAZ REISSNER, Clarisse Virginia et al. Evaluación de la salud oral en nativos de la comunidad Maká: Assessment of oral health in a Native community Maká. Rev. Nac. (Itauguá) [online]. 2014, vol.6, n.2, pp.16-27. ISSN 2072-8174.

Introduction: natives are affected in their health because of their cultural, social and political separation, betweenother causes. In Paraguay, the Maká community is predominant in the urban region. Objectives: To describe the oral health status of a Maká community. Material and Methods: Transversal study conducted in native Maká 20 to 35 years old of the city of Mariano Roque Alonso, in 2012. Results: The oral condition of 98 young adults was assessed. The DMFT index was 18.8. The gingival index denoted high prevalence of inflammation (92.9%). Community Periodontal Index showed 59.2% affected by calculus, bleeding or bags. O'Leary index reported 100% in 75% of those tested. No increased risk was observed to assess diet. Conclusions: The DMFT index was 18.8. The gingival index was 92.9%, the periodontal was 59.2% and the O'Leary was 100%.

Keywords : indigenous health; oral diagnosis; dental caries.

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