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Abstract          Dental health diseases such as dental caries are among the most widespread diseases in the world. Dental caries will eventually lead to pain and tooth loss if untreated. The present study was carried out to find prevalence of dental caries and its relationship with some epidemiological factors. The present study was cross sectional study which included 916 school children from 3 villages. Prevalence of dental caries in the present study was 48.14%. Higher prevalence of dental caries was associated with low education status of mother, consuming sweet articles in between meals, cleaning teeth once daily or occasionally. Due to high prevalence of dental caries in school children, health care system should ensure periodic dental health checkup and early detection and promt treatment of dental caries.

            Keywords: dental caries, primary school children.

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