Introduction: Oral health is an integral part of general health. The prisoners also deserve equal rights for their health attention.
Methodology: A cross sectional study was with 185 female inmates to evaluate the adverse habits, oral mucosal lesions and prosthetic
status /needs of Lucknow city.
Results: Inmates belong to the age range of 18-80 years, with the mean age of 37.3±11.8 years. The subjects were broadly divided
into 6 age groups. Chewing tobacco was most prevalent (p< .05) 38 (20.54%) habit in comparison to smoking 2(1.08%) and
combination of smoking and chewing tobacco 2 (1.08%) habits. In total 18 (1.7%) female inmates’s leukoplakia was present. It shows
that some form of prosthetic need was present in all age groups except 15-24 yrs age groups. Prosthetic status of female inmates was
Conclusion: The results of the survey shows considerably higher proportion of unmet dental needs in the prison population.