Success of school dental health programs - A review

Singla, Nishu and Acharya, Shashidhar and Chakravarthy, Kalyana and Singla, Ritesh (2015) Success of school dental health programs - A review. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 5 (4). pp. 295-302. ISSN 2249-9571

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Abstract

It is crucial to have good oral health for all children for their optimum success in school and in life. Schools are ideal settings for providing students with oral health knowledge and skills, along with other health practices. This review provides information about the effectiveness of interventions that promote oral health through schools. From the collected information, it was found that majority of the studies supported the implementation of school dental health programs and proved their effectiveness. It highlights the importance of the continuous implementation of school-based programs to promote the oral health and the need of intensifying the preparation of school teachers in oral health topics, as well the instructions to the mothers for their oral health care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Success; school; dental; health; programs.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Orthodontics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 07:09
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2015 07:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142571

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