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Submitted: 15 February 2017 Modified: 16 February 2017
HERDIN Record #: R04A-UPHBL-1702151455044


1Maria Clara Cherubim A. Arañez
Research Coordinator and Faculty, College of Dentistry - UPH-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University


Our health strategies and efforts must be geared towards dental health care in the face of global and national prevalence of dental diseases. With this objective, oral health program to be formulated, baseline data are needed for evaluation an planning. Self-formulated questionnaires were used to determine the awareness on preventive dental care of 329 Health Science students. This baseline assessment will be used to develop strategies for a would-be-proposed oral health program. Results showed that students were high aware proper brushing technique. In general, students of all levels of the seven Health Science programs are aware of preventive dental care such as the use of dental floss,oral prophylaxis, fluoride application and dental sealants. However, for dental procedures that students are not aware of, it is recommended that they be fortified in the to-be proposed school - based oral health program.

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UPH-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University/Medical Center
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