European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 256–263 | Cite as

Dental health of 6-year-old children in Alpes Maritimes, France

  • C. JosephEmail author
  • A. M. Velly
  • A. Pierre
  • D. Bourgeois
  • M. Muller-Bolla


AIM: To describe the dental health status of 6-year-old children using the ICDAS-II advanced method and to evaluate the association between the known caries risk factors with the cavitated caries lesion (WHO basic method) or with both non-cavitated and cavitated caries lesion caries (ICDAS II). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a questionnaire was used to evaluate oral health and dietary habits of children. A clinical examination and a Cario analysis test (Pierre Fabre Oral care) were performed. STATISTICS: Logistic regression analyses were used to assess the association between caries and daily tooth-brushing, dietary habits, visible plaque and salivary factors. RESULTS: There were 341 children (52% female and 6.25±0.46 years of age) in this study. Using the ICDAS-II advanced method, 39% of the children were caries-free. This proportion was larger (67.2%) using the WHO method. In multivariate models, visible dental plaque and Streptococcus mutans count were associated with caries experience registered as ICDAS-II codes 1–6 or codes 3–6. The absence of daily tooth-brushing with fluoridated toothpaste was associated only with caries experience ICDAS-II codes 3–6. CONCLUSION: The use of WHO or ICDAS-II method changed the proportion of caries-free children but not the clinical caries risk factors associated with caries experience

Key words

Children bddental health caries risk factors ICDAS-II 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Joseph
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. M. Velly
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Pierre
    • 4
  • D. Bourgeois
    • 1
  • M. Muller-Bolla
    • 5
  1. 1.ERIC LaboratoryClaude Bernard Lyon 1 UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.School of DentistryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Faculty of DentistryMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  4. 4.Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Faculty of DentistryNice Sophia Antipolis UniversityParis DescartesFrance
  5. 5.URB2i -, EA 4462 laboratoryParis DescartesFrance

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