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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 150-152

Prevalence of dental caries of in vitro fertilization children of West Bengal evaluated with caries assessment spectrum and treatment

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Science and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Sudipta Kar
21F, Charakdanga Road, Uttarpara, Hooghly - 712 258, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.188801

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Context: Caries is one of the devastating problems affecting the dental hard tissue structure. It may infect both spontaneously conceived and in vitro fertilization (IVF) children. Aims: This study was aimed to evaluate and compare the prevalence of dental caries status affecting deciduous, mixed, and permanent dentition of IVF and spontaneously conceived children of West Bengal utilizing caries assessment spectrum and treatment (CAST). Settings and Design: In a cross-sectional case-control study of dental caries status of 3–14-year-old children were evaluated. The case group consisted of term, singleton babies who were the consequence of IVF in the studied area in 2012–2013. Subjects and Methods: The control group was consisted of term, first child, singleton, and spontaneously conceived 3–14-year-old children who were also a resident of our mentioned studied area. A sample of 351 IVF and 351 spontaneously conceived children was examined. Statistical Analysis Used: Statistical analysis was carried out using Chi-square tests or Z-test. Results: Statistically significant difference found in studied, i.e., IVF children and control group, i.e. spontaneously conceived children. Conclusions: IVF children are considered better than spontaneously conceived children when studied in relation to dental caries status evaluated through CAST.

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