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Abstract : Stress can make you more susceptible to tooth caries through four different processes. According to research, adolescents are more likely to acquire poor body image, disordered eating habits, and high levels of Stress. Students experience stress due to competition and the massive quantity of material they must learn in a short period of time; studying for and taking examinations are the most frequent causes of academic stress. The goals were to examine caries experience in connection to perceived stress in children aged 6 to 12 years. A cross-sectional study will carry out involving a sample from the Pediatric Dentistry department of Al-Farahidi University, Faculty of Dentistry. The questionnaire included demographic information as well as the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). Using the WHO's (1997) diagnostic standards for caries for missing, decayed, and filled teeth, dental caries status was examined (DMFT). Dental caries was 49.5% prevalent. The average DMFT was 14.3%. Weak (r=o.37o) (p