Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0004p62 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Association of dental and skeletal fluorosis with calcium intake and vitamin D concentrations in adolescents from a region endemic for fluorosis

Kajale Neha , Patel Prerna , Patel Pinal , Patel Ashish , Yagnik Bhrugu , Mandlik Rubina , Patwardhan Vivek , Khadilkar Vaman , Chiplonkar Shashi , Mughal Zulf , Joshi Priscilla , Phanse-Gupte Supriya , Khadilkar Anuradha

Objective: Patan, is a semi urban area in Gujarat, India where fluorosis is endemic (Fluoride concentration in ground water 1.96–10.85 ppm, Patel et al., 2008). Exposure to fluoride is likely to be higher in lower socio-economic class (SEC) due to lack of access to bottled water. Calcium intake and vitamin D status may modify fluorine absorption. Therefore, the aims of this study were to examine: i) prevalence of dental and skeletal fluorosis in children from upper, middl...