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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-40
Prevalence of dental attrition in in vitro fertilization children of West Bengal

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Science and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Sudipta Kar
21F, Charakdanga Road, Uttarpara, Hooghly - 712 258, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-1208.130820

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Context: Dental attrition is one of the problems affecting the tooth structure. It may affect both in vitro fertilization (IVF) and spontaneously conceived children. Aims: This study was aimed to evaluate and to compare the prevalence of dental attrition in deciduous dentition of IVF and spontaneously conceived children. Settings and Design: In a cross-sectional case control study dental attrition status of 3-5 years old children were assessed. The case group consisted of term, singleton babies who were the outcome of IVF in the studied area in 2009. Subjects and Methods: The control group consisted of term, first child, singleton and spontaneously conceived 3-5 years old children who were also resident of the studied area. A sample of 153 IVF and 153 spontaneously conceived children was examined according to Hansson and Nilner classification. Statistical Analysis Used: Statistical analysis was carried out using Chi-square tests (χ2 ) or Z test. Results: No statistically significant difference found in studied (IVF children) and control group (spontaneously conceived children). Conclusions: IVF children are considered same as spontaneously conceived children when studied in relation to dental attrition status.

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