Minister: Tooth Decay Incidence Among 12-year-olds on Decline

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|The latest data show that Croatia’s Decayed, Missing, and Filled Teeth (DMFT) index has fallen from 4.3 to 2.6, which means that dental caries incidence is on a decline”, Beroš said.

Decayed, Missing, and Filled Teeth (DMFT) index has been used since the 1930s, and is today the predominant population-based measure of caries experience worldwide. It is one of the most common methods in oral epidemiology for assessing dental caries prevalence, as well as dental treatment needs among populations.

The improvement is a result of the “Dental Passport” project, which is being conducted by the health ministry, the Croatian Institute of Public Health, the Croatian Health Insurance Agency, the Croatian Dental Chamber and the Croatian Medical Chamber.

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