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Analysis of first permanent molar condition on Kindergarten student aged 5-6 years old in Eastern Suburban Area of Makassar City

Marhamah Marhamah, Rafikah Hasyim , Dwi P. Wulansari, Muliaty Yunus, Hendrastuty Handayani, Sumintarti Sumintarti, Sri Ramadhany

Marhamah Marhamah
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Rafikah Hasyim
Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia. Email: rafikahhasyim@gmail.com

Dwi P. Wulansari
Department of Dental Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Muliaty Yunus
Department of Dental Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Hendrastuty Handayani
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Sumintarti Sumintarti
Department of Oral Medicine Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Sri Ramadhany
Department of Public Health Department, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: April 01, 2020 | Cite this Article
Marhamah, M., Hasyim, R., Wulansari, D., Yunus, M., Handayani, H., Sumintarti, S., Ramadhany, S. 2020. Analysis of first permanent molar condition on Kindergarten student aged 5-6 years old in Eastern Suburban Area of Makassar City. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 5(1): 42-44. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v5i1.1011


Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the first permanent molar condition on kindergarten student aged 5-6 years old in eastern suburban area of Makassar city.

Material and method: This study was a descriptive observational study on 100 kindergarten students from four schools in Tamalanrea District, Makassar City. Data was collected with clinical examination and interview. Data was gathered in terms of DMFT status of first permanent molar and OHI-S. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics and t-test. In this descriptive cross-sectional study. Statistical analysis was performed by descriptive statistics and t-test.

Results: Mean DMFT of first permanent molars was 1.00 ± 1.10, with a higher value seen among boys. Mean decayed teeth component was 0.95, followed by filled (0.10) and missing (0.0) components. 

Conclusion: The observed oral hygiene status among the 5-6 year-olds necessitates implementing pre-ventive as well as restorative measures to improve the oral health status of the young population.

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