Methods: The participants answered the questionnaire on socio-demographic conditions, issues related to HIV and daily habits. The quality of life was analyzed by the HIV/AIDS Targeted Quality of Life (HAT-QoL) instrument with 42 items divided into nine domains: General Activity, Sexual Activity, Confidentiality concerns, Health Concerns, Financial Concern, HIV Awareness, Satisfaction with Life Issues related to medication and Trust in the physician. The oral health data were collected by means of the DMFT index, use and need of dentures and the Community Periodontal Index, according to the criteria proposed by the World Health Organization, by a calibrated researcher. Bivariate and multiple linear regressions were performed. Results: Of the participants, 53.1% were women and had a mean age of 42 Root Canals years, 53.1% had eight years or less of schooling and 20.3% were not employed.
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Melissa McClean brought her children to see the dentist, her 7-month-old had his first dental visit. Face painting and the tooth fairy greeted Aiden Hargus following his dental screening. Learning how to brush teeth was a topic for children during Navy Medicine Professional Development Center Dental Health Month community outreach effort at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centers Pediatrics Clinic on Feb. 6. Photos by Cynthia Hilsinger TRICARE walk-in center closing soon advertisement Teaching children good oral hygiene habits is a combined effort between dentists, parents and children. This was the focus of the community outreach effort on Feb.
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