The caries experience and dentistry following evaluation of children submitted to antineoplastic therapy

Leila Maués Oliveira Hanna, Rodolfo José Gomes de Araújo, Ewerson Fernando Almeida Vilarino, Andressa Soraia Barros Mayhew


Aim: To evaluate the caries experience and the dentistry following of children submitted to antineoplastic therapy of a reference Hospital to this type of treatment in Para state, Brazil.

Material and Methods: The sample consisted of 46 children. It was included children in the ages of 2 to 12 years diagnosed with cancer that would be submitted to chemotherapy treatment. The evaluation was performed before the chemotherapy treatment and consisted of anamnesis and oral clinical examination. In order to decrease the interexaminer diagnosis variability and increase the data surveys confidentiality, a previous training and calibration was performed before the beginning of the examination.

Results: There was a higher prevalence of childish cancer among male gender children. The age group more affected was between 8 to 12 years. There was a bigger percentage of patients that didn’t go to the dentist before the chemotherapy treatment. The children caries experience was evaluated by the CPO-D and medium Ceo-d indexes, obtaining respectively the values of 4,75 and 0,47.

Conclusions: The initial caries experience was high comparing to the international and Brazil average. Most of researched children didn’t have a previous dentistry care before the beginning of antineoplastic therapy.

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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907

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