Research Article | Volume : 1 Issue : 7, September 2011

Impact of teaching on dental knowledge in fifth standard of MCD primary school children of south Delhi

Fatima Chaudhary Khalid Umer Khayyam Mohd. Junaid Siddiqui Rubi Anjum Sazina Muzammil   

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Abstract

Effect of teaching in dental knowledge in 5th standard of MCD primary school children. Design cross sectional study. This study was carried out in children of 9-15 years age group of two MCD primary schools of New Delhi, India. The Data was collected in 180 children in two stages i.e. in pre-teaching assessment, by WHO structured questionnaire in local language and after 30 days in post teaching assessment with same questionnaire was done after providing dental health education. The knowledge about tooth eruption, no. of milk teeth and permanent teeth were 72.78%, 3.89% and 60.56% in pre teaching assessment respectively while 100%, 91.11% and 97.78% were in post teaching assessment respectively. The function of teeth, essential of food chewing and importance of oral heath were 70.56%, 43.89% and 47.22% in pre teaching assessment respectively while 97.22%, 94.44% and 91.11% were in post teaching assessment respectively. The healthy gum colour, calcium and vit- C are essential elements of teeth were 33.89%, 45.0% and 17.22% in pre teaching assessment respectively while 90.56%, 92.22% and 91.11% were in post teaching assessment respectively. There is significant improvement in the knowledge by teaching about oral health to the children.


Keyword:     Oral Health Decidous Teeth Dental Caries Malocclusion And Dental Calculus.


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