Oral Health Promotion through Schools

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Oral Health Promotion through Schools

November 5, 2020 Medicine and Medical Science 0

The predominance of prevalent oral diseases such as dental caries and gingivitis seen in children and young adolescents will be significantly decreased by a combined school education, promotion and preventive programme. The lack of study time due to discomfort and apprehension before and after treatment will also discourage comprehensive school programmes. The need for an hour is to create the best oral well-being programmes in schools with a focus on school-based services. In addition to the amount of classroom time it would take from traditional classroom education, the basic objective of school oral health promotion programmes centres around the 3 M’s- manpower, money, content.

Author(s) Details

Dr. Upasana Dhar
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan
(Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Dr. Ramesh Nagarajappa
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Dr.  Dharmashree Satyarup
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Dr. Marlin Jena
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Abhilash Mohapatra
Department of Prosthodontics Crown Bridge and Implantology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

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