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International Journal of Dentistry
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 4290291, 6 pages
Research Article

Prevalence of Dental Caries in Kosovar Adult Population

1Department of Dental Pathology and Endodontics, University Dentistry Clinical Center of Kosovo, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
2Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, University Dentistry Clinical Center of Kosovo, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
3Department of Orthodontics, University Dentistry Clinical Center of Kosovo, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
4Private Dental Clinic, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
5Division of Preventive and Operative Dentistry, Endodontics, Pedodontics and Minimally Invasive Dentistry, Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Graz, 8010 Graz, Austria

Received 8 March 2016; Revised 18 May 2016; Accepted 26 June 2016

Academic Editor: Manal Awad

Copyright © 2016 Blerim Kamberi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objectives. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of dental caries in the Kosovar adult population. Materials and Methods. A cross-sectional study in Kosovo was conducted examining 9387 patients, aged 18 upwards, between January 2010 and December 2011. Clinical evaluation was done using WHO criteria for evaluation of dental health status and data collection. Results. The prevalence of caries for the whole study was 72.80%. The mean DMFT index was 9.61 (±5.12) in the 18–34-year age group, 11.6 (±6.42) in the 35–44-year age group, 13.68 (±8.12) among the 45–64-year age group, 17.98 (±9.81) in the 65–74-year age group, and 23.19 (±9.41) in the age group of 75+ years, respectively. A significant difference of mean DMFT and its each component was observed between the ages (). Conclusion. This study comes out with the significant levels of dental caries among young Kosovar population (18–34 years old).