Periodontal treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The aim of the present review is to evaluate the periodontal conditions and treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe and to compare these data to the epidemiological data from the industrialised and developing countries. The recent prevalence and severity data provided by national surveys based on the CPITN methods are summarised. The periodontal conditions in the age groups 15-19 and 35-44 are discussed in detail. The CPITN data show no major differences in the extent and severity of destructive periodontal disease in different countries. In the age group 15-19 just a few European surveys reported 'score 4 sextant' and the prevalence of 'score 3' sextants was also below 10% in each survey. However calculus formation and bleeding on probing were very frequent findings both in Western and Eastern Europe. In the age group 35-44 the average prevalence of 'score 4 sextant' in Western and Eastern Europe were comparable while the proportion of periodontally absolutely healthy individuals was lower in Eastern Europe than in the Western part of the Continent. Five to 20% of the populations are affected by destructive periodontitis at the age of 40. This indicates the magnitude of the disease as a public health problem both in the industrialised West and the Eastern European countries. The same 10-15% prevalence rate of destructive periodontitis imposes a great challenge to the health authorities of these post-communist countries amid social and economic transition, because the nationwide preventive and basic periodontal therapeutic measures should be managed and financed from a substantially lower GDP than in the industrialised West.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-128
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the International Academy of Periodontology
Volume2
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Fingerprint

Eastern Europe
Periodontal Index
Age Groups
Periodontitis
Calculi
Periodontal Diseases
Therapeutics
Developed Countries
Developing Countries
Public Health
Economics
Hemorrhage
Health
Population
Surveys and Questionnaires

Cite this

Periodontal treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe. / Gera, I.

In: Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2000, p. 120-128.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{a39daae0f0524ad48a7d6ca0ab48c6e0,
title = "Periodontal treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe.",
abstract = "The aim of the present review is to evaluate the periodontal conditions and treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe and to compare these data to the epidemiological data from the industrialised and developing countries. The recent prevalence and severity data provided by national surveys based on the CPITN methods are summarised. The periodontal conditions in the age groups 15-19 and 35-44 are discussed in detail. The CPITN data show no major differences in the extent and severity of destructive periodontal disease in different countries. In the age group 15-19 just a few European surveys reported 'score 4 sextant' and the prevalence of 'score 3' sextants was also below 10{\%} in each survey. However calculus formation and bleeding on probing were very frequent findings both in Western and Eastern Europe. In the age group 35-44 the average prevalence of 'score 4 sextant' in Western and Eastern Europe were comparable while the proportion of periodontally absolutely healthy individuals was lower in Eastern Europe than in the Western part of the Continent. Five to 20{\%} of the populations are affected by destructive periodontitis at the age of 40. This indicates the magnitude of the disease as a public health problem both in the industrialised West and the Eastern European countries. The same 10-15{\%} prevalence rate of destructive periodontitis imposes a great challenge to the health authorities of these post-communist countries amid social and economic transition, because the nationwide preventive and basic periodontal therapeutic measures should be managed and financed from a substantially lower GDP than in the industrialised West.",
author = "I. Gera",
year = "2000",
language = "English",
volume = "2",
pages = "120--128",
journal = "Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology",
issn = "1466-2094",
publisher = "FDI World Dental Press Ltd",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Periodontal treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe.

AU - Gera, I.

PY - 2000

Y1 - 2000

N2 - The aim of the present review is to evaluate the periodontal conditions and treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe and to compare these data to the epidemiological data from the industrialised and developing countries. The recent prevalence and severity data provided by national surveys based on the CPITN methods are summarised. The periodontal conditions in the age groups 15-19 and 35-44 are discussed in detail. The CPITN data show no major differences in the extent and severity of destructive periodontal disease in different countries. In the age group 15-19 just a few European surveys reported 'score 4 sextant' and the prevalence of 'score 3' sextants was also below 10% in each survey. However calculus formation and bleeding on probing were very frequent findings both in Western and Eastern Europe. In the age group 35-44 the average prevalence of 'score 4 sextant' in Western and Eastern Europe were comparable while the proportion of periodontally absolutely healthy individuals was lower in Eastern Europe than in the Western part of the Continent. Five to 20% of the populations are affected by destructive periodontitis at the age of 40. This indicates the magnitude of the disease as a public health problem both in the industrialised West and the Eastern European countries. The same 10-15% prevalence rate of destructive periodontitis imposes a great challenge to the health authorities of these post-communist countries amid social and economic transition, because the nationwide preventive and basic periodontal therapeutic measures should be managed and financed from a substantially lower GDP than in the industrialised West.

AB - The aim of the present review is to evaluate the periodontal conditions and treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe and to compare these data to the epidemiological data from the industrialised and developing countries. The recent prevalence and severity data provided by national surveys based on the CPITN methods are summarised. The periodontal conditions in the age groups 15-19 and 35-44 are discussed in detail. The CPITN data show no major differences in the extent and severity of destructive periodontal disease in different countries. In the age group 15-19 just a few European surveys reported 'score 4 sextant' and the prevalence of 'score 3' sextants was also below 10% in each survey. However calculus formation and bleeding on probing were very frequent findings both in Western and Eastern Europe. In the age group 35-44 the average prevalence of 'score 4 sextant' in Western and Eastern Europe were comparable while the proportion of periodontally absolutely healthy individuals was lower in Eastern Europe than in the Western part of the Continent. Five to 20% of the populations are affected by destructive periodontitis at the age of 40. This indicates the magnitude of the disease as a public health problem both in the industrialised West and the Eastern European countries. The same 10-15% prevalence rate of destructive periodontitis imposes a great challenge to the health authorities of these post-communist countries amid social and economic transition, because the nationwide preventive and basic periodontal therapeutic measures should be managed and financed from a substantially lower GDP than in the industrialised West.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0034309799&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0034309799&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 12666970

AN - SCOPUS:0034309799

VL - 2

SP - 120

EP - 128

JO - Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology

JF - Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology

SN - 1466-2094

IS - 4

ER -