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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-66

Evaluation and co-relation of the Oratest, colorimetric Snyder's test and salivary Streptococcus mutans count in children of age group of 6-8 years


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanket S Kunte
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Katraj, Pune 411 043, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0762.122433

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Aim: Evaluation and co-relation of the caries susceptibility using Oratest, colorimetric Snyder's test and salivary Streptococcus mutans count amongst children in the age group of 6-8 years. Materials and Methods: A total of 120 healthy children were grouped into control and test groups according to their dmft/DMFT scores. Snyder's test, salivary S. mutans count and Oratest were performed for each individual. Results: The relationship of three caries activity tests with each other and with existing caries status was found out. Conclusion and Clinical Implications : The present study has shown that Oratest has a definite clinical relationship with caries status and microbiological relationship with S. mutans count of the individual.


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