Dental treatment needs and treatment achieved for children attending the clinic of pedodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Mosul


The aim of this study was to investigate the reason for seekinig dental treatment and the type of treatment carried out for the children attending clinic of pedodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Mosul.The study included (1850) case sheets which represent the total number of children that attend to the pedodotic clinic, during the academic year of 1997-1998.The result show that children with age (9-10) years have higher percent in attending the pedodontic clinic than other age groups.The result indicate that children attended to the clinic Seeking treatment for painful condition have higher percentage (36.11%) than other cases, then check up, esthetic problem, preventive therapy, trauma come in a lower percentage than the pain.The study reveal that the higher percentage of treatment done is extraction (29.06%) followed by scaling and polishing (20.27%), amalgam filling, preventive program, other type of treatment done in a lover percentage.