Letter to the Editor Regarding Prevalence of Periodontal Disease and Characterization of its Extent and Severity in An Adult Population: An Observational Study
Pooja Khare, Amit Khare, .LETTER TO THE EDITOR REGARDING PREVALENCE OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ITS EXTENT AND SEVERITY IN AN ADULT POPULATION: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online]2015 Sep[cited:2018 Jan 19] 9 ZL02 - ZL03
This is regarding the research article titled-“Prevalence of Periodontal Disease and Characterization of its Extent and Severity in an Adult Population – An Observational Study” by Kalpak Prafulla Peter et al., 2014 Dec, Vol-8(12): ZC04-ZC07  in Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. The authors have skilfully described the sequences of the study. They have conducted the study through self administered proforma to study the demographic details, lifestyle characteristics, medical history, oral hygiene measures and periodontal health status. They randomly picked the patients and the oral examination was done by single periodontist. They have included the patients of or above 30 years having at least 20 natural teeth without any history of recent periodontal treatment.
But they have not cited the exclusion criteria. There is no clarification of the inclusion or exclusion of the patients of systemic disease, neurological diseases, mentally challenged individuals or pregnant women as several researches have proved the role of these factors in causing or aggravating periodontal diseases [2–5]. Socioeconomic status (SES) is one of the most important social determinants of health and disease which is categorised based on the Kuppuswamy’s scale . The present study do not describe the periodontal status based on the socioeconomic condition.