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Table 4 Distribution of caries in 12 and 15-year-old adolescents according to surface of anterior and posterior teeth

From: Prevalence of sealants in relation to dental caries on the permanent molars of 12 and 15-year-old Greek adolescents. A national pathfinder survey

  12-year-old
  Anterior
N (%)
Posterior
N (%)
Total
Occlusal   1900 (43.3) 1900 (43.3)
Mesial 249 (5.7) 535 (12.2) 784 (17.9)
Distal 157 (3.6) 323 (7.4) 480 (10.9)
Lingal 206 (4.7) 413 (9.4) 619 (14.1)
Buccal 124 (2.8) 483 (11.0) 607 (13.8)
Total 736 (16.8) 3654 (83.2) 4390 (100)
DMFS 0.60 2.98 3.58
Pit & Fissures out of total caries   2469 (56.2)
Pit & Fissures out of caries in posterior teeth 2469 (67.6)
  15-year-old
Occlusal   3131 (46.4) 3131 (46.4)
Mesial 321 (4.8) 883 (13.1) 1204 (17.8)
Distal 172 (2.6) 638 (9.5) 810 (12.0)
Lingal 211 (3.2) 591 (8.8) 802 (12.0)
Buccal 177 (2.6) 619 (9.2) 796 (11.8)
Total 881 (13.1) 5862 (86.9) 6743 (100)
DMFS 0.70 4.66 5.36
Pit & Fissures out of total caries   3911 (58.0)
Pit & Fissures out of caries in posterior teeth 3911 (66.7)