Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs


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Com·mu·ni·ty Pe·ri·o·don·tal In·dex of Treat·ment Needs

(CPITN) (kŏ-myū'ni-tē per'ē-ō-don'tăl in'deks trēt'mĕnt nēdz)
An assessment of periodontal treatment needs that divides the mouth into sextants and uses a standard probe for examinations.

Com·mu·ni·ty Pe·ri·o·don·tal In·dex of Treat·ment Needs

(CPITN) (kŏ-myū'ni-tē per'ē-ō-don'tăl in'deks trēt'mĕnt nēdz)
An assessment of periodontal requirements that divides mouth into sextants and uses a standard probe for examinations.

Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN),

n.pr an assessment tool used to establish periodontal treatment priorities for individual children and adults or groups.
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Assessment of periodontal status in dental fluorosis subjects using community periodontal index of treatment needs.
The periodontal examination of the subjects was performed as per Community Periodontal index of Treatment needs (CPITN) [Ainamo et al, 1982].
The Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN) procedure for population groups and individuals.
Key words: Beliefs; Periodontal disease; Practices; Dental plaque index; Oral hygiene; Community periodontal index of treatment needs.
3] showed that as the number of cigarettes smoked increased, the number of healthy sextants decreased, as was determined by a periodontal disease index based primarily on probing depths Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN).
At 5 years, participants had a complete oral examination, consisting of a caries assessment, a Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs diagnostic score on up to 10 teeth, and an oral hygiene questionnaire to evaluate oral health status.
The Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN) developed and proposed by World Health Organisation, has been widely used to determine periodontal treatment needs.
The selected samples were assigned into four groups of 25 subjects each based on their community periodontal index of treatment needs (CPITN) scores.

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