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To assess the knowledge of school children regarding prevention of dental caries

Archana Singh, Prabhakar S. Bais*

Abstract


Dental caries is the single most common chronic childhood disease which affects children. Prevalence of dental caries is five times more common than asthma and seven times common than hay fever and it is very high in developing countries. The study was carried out to assess the knowledge of school children regarding prevention of dental caries. In this study we found that urban school children have more knowledge on dental caries than rural school children and significant association between the knowledge of children in urban and rural school.

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Dental caries

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Wierzbioka M, Peterson PE, Szatko F, Dybizbanska E, Kalo I (2002) Changing oral health status and oral health behavior of school children in Poland. Community Dental Health 19(4): 243-250.

Wyneo, Bandare MAI- Ghorabit, Yahia et al., (2002) Caries prevalence in Saudi primary school children of Riyadh and their teacher’s oral health knowledge, attitude and practices. Saudi Medical journal (1):77-81

Zhu L, Peterson PE, WangWJ, Zhang BX (2003) oral health knowledge attitudes and behavior of children and adolescents in China. Int. Den. J, 53 (50): 289-98.

Christensen LB, Peterson. (2003) Oral health and oral health behavior among 11-13 yrs old in Bhopal. Community Dental Health 20(3):153-158.

Wierzbioka M, Peterson PE, Szatko F, Dybizbanska E, Kalo I (2002) Changing oral health status and oral health behavior of school children in Poland. Community Dental Health 19(4): 243-250.

Sarvanan S, Anuradha KP (2003) Prevalence of dental caries and treatment needs among school children of pondecherry. Journal of Indian Social Pedodontics Preventive Dentistry 21(1): 1-2.

Sofola II. (2014) changes in the prevalence of dental caries in primary school children in Lagos state, Nigeria journal of clinical practice 17(2) 127-133.

WHO technical report Series -World Health Organization (1992) whqlibdoc.who.int/trs/WHO_TRS_ 826.pdf

Wyneo, Bandare MAI- Ghorabit, Yahia et al., (2002) Caries prevalence in Saudi primary school children of Riyadh and their teacher’s oral health knowledge, attitude and practices . Saudi Medical journal (1):77-81

Vanobbergen J, Declerck D, MwaliliS, Marten L. (2004) the effectiveness of a 6 year health programme for primary school children. Community dental oral epidemiology 32(3):173-82.

Zhu L, Peterson PE, WangWJ, Zhang BX (2003) oral health knowledge attitudes and behavior of children and adolescents in China. Int. Den. J, 53 (50): 289-98.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21746/ijbio.2014.06.0013

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