Definition: 'Simplified Oral Hygiene Index'
Simplified Oral Hygiene Index (OHI-S)Type: Term
Pronunciation: sim′pli-fīd ōr′ăl hī′jēn in′deks
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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