Background: Dental caries is an infectious microbial disease of multifactorial origin in which diet, host, and microbial flora. The present study was conducted to assess pattern of dental caries in school children. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 460 school children age ranged 5- 14 years of both genders. DMFT score was calculated Brushing habit and frequency of brushing was also recorded. Results: Age group 5-7 years had 75 boys and 110 girls, 8-10 years had 65 boys and 100 girls, 10-14 years had 50 boys and 60 girls. The mean decayed score in boys was 0.91 and in girls was 0.85, missing score was 0.34 in boys and 0.48 in girls, filled score was 0.05 in boys and 0.07 in girls. DMFT score in boys was 1.3 and in girls was 1.4. The difference was significant in filled teeth (P< 0.05). 115 boys and 150 girls brushes once daily, 55 boys and 78 girls brushes twice daily and 20 boys and 50 girls never brush. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that dental caries is prevalent in school children. In males, mean DMFT score was 1.3 and in females was 1.4.
Key words: Children, DMFT, Pattern