There are only limited data on the extent to which children and adolescents with the need of integrative assistance (KiJu-PflEh) are considered for outreach dental care service. Aim The aim of this study was to evaluate accounting data from the Kassenzahnärztliche Bundesvereinigung (KZBV) on the use of dental care by KiJU-PflEh. Material and Methods Based on six specific BEMA items (accounting year 2019), the KZBV performed a filtering of GKV-insured persons (0-17 years). The generated data sets of the study group (KiJu-PflEh) and the control group (all KiJu) were made the UW/H available in anonymized form for further analyses.
The study group comprised 1602 KiJu-PflEh (mean age: 11.6 years). The gender ratio from ♂ to ♀ was 2:1. 56.0% of the KiJu-PflEh underwent diagnostic dental examination. The use of individual prophylactic (IP) measures was as follows: oral hygiene status assessment – IP1 (47.5%), oral health promotion – IP2 (46.1%), fluoridation of the teeth – IP4 (63.1%), fissure sealing per tooth – IP5 (30.1%). Compared to KiJu, statistically significantly fewer IP-measures were taken and carried out in the study group KiJu-PflEh. (KiJu: 85.7%; KiJu-PflEh: 46.7%).
For the first time, it was shown that KiJu-PflEh is inadequately cared for and provided with dental care in comparison to peers in the general population. Increased dental care is urgently recommended as the KiJu-PflEh group has a high risk of caries. Medical information is also necessary to implement targeted prevention measures for all KiJu-PflEh. For this purpose, the introduction of a central database, which enables dental and general medical networking, should be driven forward. Furthermore, there is a need for more research to obtain primary data on the epidemiology of caries in KiJu-PflEh to verify the findings of the present pilot study.

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