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Report on school oral health program in Dudhkunda municipality, Solukhumbu, Nepal
19th American Dental Congress
December 08-10, 2016 Phoenix, USA

Yangjee Sherpa and Jangbu Sherpa

B.P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal
Kanti Children´┐Ż??s Hospital, Nepal

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Dentistry


Background: Dental caries is a significant health problem among the people of all ages but the magnitude of the problem is greatest among young children. As far as the population of Solukhumbu District, one of the remote areas of Nepal, is concerned, data is not available regarding dental caries and oral hygiene status. Objectives: The objective of this study is to determine the oral health status of school children in remote area, Dudhkunda municipality of Solukhumbu. Materials & Methods: The survey was carried out in 3079 children of 37 schools of Dudhkunda municipality, Solukhumbu. Out of this, 1578 were male and 1501 were female children. Results: Out of the total examined, 60% of the patients showed presence of at least one decayed teeth, 10% showed gingival/periodontal problems. The major problem seen was dental caries and poor oral hygiene.

Biography :

Yangjee Sherpa from Nepal. He has completed his bachelor in Dentistry at the age of 26 from B.P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal. After completing bachelor degree, he did work as a dental surgeon in Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal for an year. Then he did his private practice in private clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal for nearly an year. After then he worked in Phaplu district hospital, Solukhumbu, Phaplu, a remote area of Nepal for a year. Now he is in US for his further study and he is preparing for it.

Email: yangjee.sherpa@gmail.com