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Analysis of impacts of dental fluorosis on the quality of life of students at Senegal

Background: Dental fluorosis, which is an attack on the structure of teeth that changes their appearance, can have a negative impact on the quality of life of children and adolescents. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of dental fluorosis on the quality of life of students living in an endemic fluorosis zone. Material and Method: A cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study was carried out. The sample consisted of 125 students aged 13 to 15, enrolled at Khar Ndoffène Diouf College in Fatick. Dental fluorosis was measured clinically using the Dean index. The Child-OIDP questionnaire was used to assess the effect of fluorosis on quality of life. The data were analyzed with the SPSS 20.0 software using Chi2, Sperman tests with a significance threshold set at p<0.05. Results: Dental fluorosis was noted in more than 80% of students. It was more frequent in moderate and severe forms. No significant relationship was found between fluorosis and socio-demographic data. In contrast, dental fluorosis significantly affected performance "performing school activities" (p=0.03). Conclusion: The prevalence of dental fluorosis was high. However, the latter did not have much impact on the quality of life


Auteur(s) : Ndoye Soukeye, Diouf Abdoulaye, Diallo M Tidiane, Diouf N Guignane, Faye Malick, Tamba Aîssatou and Diop Fatou
Pages : 90-94
Année de publication : 2018
Revue : International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
N° de volume : 4(4)
Type : Article
Statut Editorial : open access double-blind peer view journal
Mise en ligne par : FAYE Malick