The oral hygiene status of the client was poor, with a score of 4.49 on the Simplified Oral Hygiene Index
. (6) Laboratory investigations, including hemoglobin, bleeding, and clotting times, were ordered and reported to be within normal limits.
Simplified Oral Hygiene Index
determines the amount of soft debris or calculus on the four buccal surfaces of the selected teeth: upper right first molar, upper right central incisor, upper left first molar, and lower central incisor, and on the lingual surfaces of the lower left first molar and lower right first molar.
After taking the demographic information, oral hygiene status was evaluated utilizing Simplified Oral Hygiene Index
The Table 5 lists the average of the simplified oral hygiene index
obtained for each tooth surface analyzed in order to identify the most impaired ones and to guide the prevention work by dentists at schools.
Oral hygiene was evaluated using the Simplified Oral Hygiene Index
(debris index + calculus index).4 Miller's Mobility Index5 was used to grade the mobility of teeth.
The oral hygiene index values of the children were evaluated with the Simplified Oral Hygiene Index
(OHI-S) (Greene & Vermillion, 1964).
Simplified oral hygiene index
. JADA 1964; 61: 172-180.
Clinical levels of oral hygiene status were assessed using simplified oral hygiene index
and caries detection was according to WHO caries recording criteria and compared to historic caries incidence in normal children with similar age group in Jordan.
Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to compare between the groups for oral hygiene indicators, namely debris index, calculus index and simplified oral hygiene index
. Step-wise multiple regression analysis was used for multiple comparisons where the dependent variables comprised of debris index, calculus index and oral hygiene index.
The simplified oral hygiene index
. Journal Am Dent Assoc.