dmfs


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dmfs

, DMFS
Abbreviation for decayed, missing, and filled surfaces.
See also: dmfs caries index.

DMFS

, dmfs
Abbreviation for decayed, missing, or filled tooth surfaces.

dmfs

, DMFS
Abbreviation for decayed, missing, and filled surfaces.
See also: dmfs caries index
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The differences in the DMFF, DMFS, dft, dfs values between the groups were compared using the Kruskal-Wallis test, and the differences in the PI, GI, and OHI-S values were compared using student t tests; p < .
Therefore, in addition to dfs and DMFS, we analyzed caries on deciduous lingual surfaces and deciduous buccal surfaces.
The duration of time to LRFS and DMFS was measured from the date of the completion of radiation therapy (including boost irradiation) until documented treatment failure.
This analysis indicated the intervention group had a statistically significant 24% greater reduction in DMFS than the control group.
For example in a clinical trial of a preventive agent for dental caries where perhaps after 4-5 years of a clinical trial, at enormous cost, a reduction in DMFS of half a surface is reported as very highly statistically significant.
DMFS scores were very low in all subjects but increased with between-meal snack intakes, particularly in the high sucrose/low carbohydrate category.
Men and women did not differ significantly in DMFS (Table I).
Caries, as dmfs & DMFS were (mean [+ or -] SE): GrpA 3.
Table II also shows that the number of DMFS was significantly higher in the group of patients with diabetes compared to the group of patients without diabetes, while there was only a tendency for the DMFT score to differ as predicted.
Pitts, Fyffe [13](1988), in a clinical study of caries diagnosis, observed that when the detection of white spot lesions is included, the DMFT and DMFS are doubled, while the scores of individuals considered "caries free" decline to one fourth of the previously observed values.
Previous examples of this error occurs with intervention dental caries studies where perhaps after 4-5 years of a clinical trial at enormous cost a reduction in DMFS of half a surface is reported as highly statistically significant.
10) Further exploratory, analysis of the data from this sample showed DMFS rates were higher in children whose mothers had prechewed their food, resided in a rural environment and had a higher income.