Caries experience of Aboriginal children in the Orana Region of New South Wales
Article first published online: 22 MAY 2009
1987 Australian Dental Association
Australian Dental Journal
Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 292–294, August 1987
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Cooper, M. H., Schamschula, R. G. and Craig, G. G. (1987), Caries experience of Aboriginal children in the Orana Region of New South Wales. Australian Dental Journal, 32: 292–294. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1987.tb04157.x
- Issue published online: 22 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 22 MAY 2009
- Received for publication February 1986. Accepted June 1986).
Indices of cumulative caries experience (DMFT, DMFS, SR) were assessed for 682 Aboriginal children, aged 5 to 14 years, residents of the predominantly non-fluoridated Orana and Far West Health Region of New South Wales. The results show substantially decreased caries experience compared with 1978 findings. The reduction is attributed to a preventive programme based on fluoride therapy and to improved national emphasis on child health programmes. The declining trend of caries is also in accord with global trends apparent in most industrialized countries.