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Decayed, missing and filled teeth cluster

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term553034
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The decayed, missing, filled teeth cluster comprises six data elements that are used together to determine the number of teeth and teeth surfaces in a patient that have been affected by decay. This is known as a measure of the dental caries experience or the dental decay experience. The caries experience describes the number of teeth (or teeth surfaces) that have been affected by decay.

Collection and usage attributes

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Deciduous or 'baby' teeth or teeth surfaces are affected by decay if they are decayed (d), missing (m) due to decay, or filled (f) due to decay.

Permanent or 'adult' teeth or teeth surfaces are affected by decay if they are decayed (D), missing (M) due to decay, or filled (F) due to decay.

The cluster contains six data elements which, when used in combination, result in a dmft/DMFT (for deciduous/permanent teeth, excluding teeth surfaces) and dmfs/DMFS (for deciduous/permanent teeth surfaces) score for a patient: Patient—impact of decay on teeth, deciduous code a; Patient—impact of decay on teeth, permanent code A; Patient—number of teeth affected by decay, total N[N]; Patient—impact of decay on teeth surfaces, deciduous code a; Patient—impact of decay on teeth surfaces, permanent code A; Patient—number of teeth surfaces affected by decay, total N[N].

If child is under 11 years of age:

dmft = deciduous teeth (excluding surfaces) that are decayed (d), missing (m) due to decay, or filled (f) due to decay, and the total of all (dmft);

dmfs = deciduous teeth surfaces that are decayed (d), missing (m) due to decay, or filled (f) due to decay, and the total of all (dmfs).

If child is 7 years of age or over:

DMFT = permanent teeth (excluding surfaces) that are decayed (D), missing (M) due to decay, or filled (F) due to decay, and the total of all (DMFT);

DMFS = permanent teeth surfaces that are decayed (D), missing (M) due to decay, or filled (F) due to decay, and the total of all (DMFS).

Deciduous teeth (excluding surfaces) N[N]  N[N]  N[N]  dmft N[N] 
Permanent teeth (excluding surfaces) D N[N] M N[N] F N[N] DMFT  N[N]
Deciduous teeth surfaces d N[N] m N[N] f N[N] dmfs N[N]
Permanent teeth surfaces D N[N] M N[N] F N[N] DMFS N[N]

 

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory: Dental Services DSS, 2011 Indigenous, Endorsed 08/10/2014

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1Patient—result of caries experience on teeth, deciduous code aConditional1
2Patient—result of caries experience on teeth, permanent code AConditional1
3Patient—number of teeth affected by caries, total N[N]Mandatory2
4Patient—result of caries experience on teeth surfaces, deciduous code aConditional1
5Patient—result of caries experience on teeth surfaces, permanent code AConditional1
6Patient—number of teeth surfaces affected by caries, total N[N]Mandatory2
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