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Medical Term:

Simplified Oral Hygiene Index

Pronunciation: sim'pli-fid or'al hi'jen in'deks

Definition

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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