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Definition: 'Simplified Oral Hygiene Index'

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Simplified Oral Hygiene Index (OHI-S)

Type: Term

Pronunciation: sim′pli-fīd ōr′ăl hī′jēn in′deks

Definitions:
1. An index that measures the current oral hygiene status based on the amount of debris and calculus occurring on six representative tooth surfaces in the mouth; often used in field surveys of periodontal disease.




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