To estimate the prevalence and severity of dental caries along with the treatment needs; to determine
the factors that influence dental caries status among pregnant women attending a district maternity hospital in
Study sample comprised of 206 pregnant women attending a district maternity hospital in Udaipur,
India. Clinical data were collected on dental caries by DMFT and treatment needs as described in World Health
Organization Dentition status and Treatment needs.
The overall caries prevalence was 87%. Mean caries experience differed significantly among women in
various trimesters, it was found...