Assist. Prof. Dr. Jetmire Alimani-Jakupi
Jetmire Alimani – Jakupi was born on 19.07.1978 in Tetovo.
On 23d of May 2014 at University “Cyril and Methodius”, Faculty of Dentistry – Skopje,she
completed PhD studies and became Doctor of science in Dentistry.
She completed master studies in 2010 at University “Cyril and Methodius”, Faculty of Dentistry
In 2009 at University “Cyril and Methodius”, Faculty of Dentistry – Skopje she received the title
“Specialist of Pediatric Dentistry “.
She graduated in 2004 at University “Cyril and Methodius”, Faculty of Dentistry -Skopje where
she became Doctor of Dentistry.
Currently she is head of the Faculty of Medicine Sciences department of Dentistry in University
of Tetovo. SHe has presented and published dozens of scientific and professional papers,
educational and health works and views. author and implementer of several projects in the area of
preventive dentistry and pediatric dentistry, continuously participated in scientific and professional
conferences as a oral and poster presenter, author and coauthor of many scientific papers in field
of pediatric pathology, dental traumatology, surgical principles in implantology and contemporary
endodoncy. Within the educational activity she has held theoretical and practical lectures for
bachelor students in the study program Doctor of Dentistry of Medical science.
”ASSESSING THE CARIES RISK FACTORS AMONG CHILDREN USING THE CARIOGRAM PROGRAM ”
Assist. Prof. Dr. Jetmire Alimani-Jakupi
Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dentistry, SUT-Tetovo, Macedonia
The Cariogram is a new concept, primarily evolved as an educative model, focused
towards simple presentation of the numerous factors which cause dental caries.
For the realization of this doctorate, we defined and accomplished the goal, which
was based on the assessment of the dental caries risk profiles, in examinees with
primary teeth, using the Cariogram model.
The research is carried out in a longitudinal study, that lasted 2 years, in which we
included 60 examinees at a preschool age, from 4 -5 years (31 male and 29 male).
The following was done in every examinee : clinical detection of the dental health;
assessment of the diet-lactobacillus in the saliva; assessment of the oral hygiene
index (OHI); assessment of the frequency of meals; assessment of the flow rate of the
‘stimulated’ saliva; assessment of the buffering capacity of the saliva; assessment of
the clinical evaluation of the examiner.
After finishing the clinical and laboratorial examinations, the results were applied in
the Cariogram program, from which we got data about the caries risk level for every
examinee, and then we got recommendations about application of specific preventive
The results of the descriptive statistics and the carried out analysis of the analyzed
dental caries risk factors for the dmft and the caries risk factors, show that the
average value of the dmft in the first year of the examination varied in the interval
from 2,31±0,62 and the average value of the dmft index during the second year of the
study varied in the interval from 2,88±0,39; the quantity of Lactobacillus in the
saliva varied in the interval from 1,41±0,50 CFU/ml; the average frequency of having
meals varied in the interval from 1,94±0,43; the average value of the plaque index
varied in the interval from 1,45±0,50; the average value of Streptococcus Mutans in
the saliva varied in the interval from 2,55±0,50 CFU/ml; the average value of
administering fluoride was in the interval from 1,22±0,42; the average value of the
buffering capacity of the saliva varied in the interval from 0,80±0,41; the opinion and
the assessment of the examiner varied in the interval from 1,41±0,57. The results of
the Mann-Whitney U Test (Z=0,51) and p>0,05 (p=0,61) for the dental caries risk
profiles in the first year compared to the value of the same test in the second year of
the study, showed that there was no statistical significance.
The assessment of the dental caries risk is a very important clinical step, especially
when we use the Cariogram model, which in many ways can lead us to the use of
specific preventive measures.
Key words: caries risk factors; Cariogram; dmft