Abdalmawla Alhussin Ali1,*, Karima Ali Belgasem2
1Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Sirte University, Libya
2Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, Sirte University, Libya
Corresponding Author: Abdalmawla Alhussin Ali. DDS, M Dent Sci (Ortho), Assistant Professor in Orthodontic, Faculty of Dentistry, Sirte University, Libya; Tel: 00218910544754; E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 14, 2023
Publication Date: February 15, 2023
Citation: Ali AA, et al. (2023). Oral Hygiene Status of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Cross Section Study. Mathews J Dentistry. 7(1):34.
Copyright: Ali AA, et al. © (2023)
Aim: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the oral hygiene status on children with autism in Sirte-Libya. Patients and methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out with a total of 24 participants, examination of the status of oral hygiene by using simplified oral hygiene index with dental mirror, dental explorer and portable light source. Results: moderate level of dental plaque, calculus and the OHI-S scoring of autistic patients was 1.08. Conclusion: The main finding of the study was observed the oral health of children participants in this study have fair oral hygiene, therefor, attention is required to plan a comprehensive dental health care program for these group of patients.
Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder, Oral hygiene, Sirte-Libya