CPITN in a group of Ankara University students Ankara Universitesi öǧrencilerinde CPITN' in bir uygulamasi.

Arpak M., AKKAYA M. M.

Ankara Universitesi Dis Hekimligi Fakultesi dergisi = The Journal of the Dental Faculty of Ankara University, vol.16, no.3, pp.457-460, 1989 (Scopus) identifier identifier


Several index systems have been used for the identification of periodontal diseases and assessment of periodontal treatment needs up to date. In 1982 World Health Organization and FDI have developed a new index system for the assessment of periodontal treatment needs "Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs" (CPITN) which was well adapted for the field studies. Because of it's being an universe and practical system, it has been the common language of periodontists in a few years. Our study which was carried out on the 271 students of Ankara University from each sex group using CPITN criteria have shown a wide spread of periodontal diseases among these students and 50 percent of code 2 treatment needs.