Table of Contents
Research Article
ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 535480, 2 pages
Letter to the Editor

Comment on “Dental Prosthetic Status and Prosthetic Need of the Institutionalized Elderly Living in Geriatric Homes in Mangalore: A Pilot Study”

1Department of Periodontics, Seema Dental College, Rishikesh 249203, India
2Active Research Group, Arun Professional Services, Tulsidas Marg, Chowk, Lucknow 226003, India
3Department of Conservative Dentistry, Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow 227105, India
4Department of Public Health Dentistry, Goa Dental College, Goa 403202, India
5Department of Endodontics & Conservative Dentistry, Seema Dental College, Rishikesh 249203, India
6Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George Medical University, Lucknow 226003, India
7Department of Endodontics & Conservative Dentistry, Career Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Lucknow 226002, India
8Department of Prosthodontics, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dentistry, BBD University, Lucknow 227015, India

Received 5 April 2013; Accepted 12 April 2013

Academic Editors: Sang-Heng Kok and Arjan Vissink

Copyright © 2013 Ashutosh Dixit 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.


Public Health Dentistry is a speciality which is targeted towards the larger benefit of community and society. Dental health surveys in specific population groups should be planned adequately and the data should be analyzed in such a way so that it may help in making strategies for the intervention to improve the existing status. This could be only done with the help of proper planning, analysis and interpretation of a sample survey. The present study highlights the research design, statistical and inferential errors in a published work of public health dentistry in order to bring about the common mistakes and errors made. The renewed suggested approach helps in interpreting the results in a better way and makes them objective-oriented.