Dental caries experience of intermediate school children in relation to educational level of their parents in Mosul City


The aim of the study was to determine the influence of educational level of parents on dental caries experience and treatment needs of intermediate school children aged 13–15 years in the center of Mosul City. A sample of 981 children were examined according to WHO guidelines using DMFT index. Results showed that there was a statistically significant age difference in dental caries, while no significant results were obtained regarding sex and educational level of head of household. The treatment needs of the children were massive with no significant difference in the type of treatment required according to age, sex and educational level of the children’s parent.