Date of Award

Spring 1983

Document Type



Life & Environmental Sciences

First Advisor

John Christenson

Second Advisor

Mary Lou Abbott

Third Advisor

William Haggberg


The Dental Research and Demonstration Project was conducted for kindergarten through sixth grade youths in seven Western Montana counties. Student screening showed Granite County generally lower and Missoula County generally higher in dental health status than the other closely grouped counties. Influences on these results appear to include dental manpower and economic factors. The project will provide Montana with a baseline of information regarding the dental status of its elementary school students.