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BASELINE ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS ON PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE AMONG HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENTS.

Maria Clara Cherubim A. Arañez

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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.

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
UPH-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University/Medical Center
Frequency
Annual
Publication Date
2015
Volume
6
Issue
6
Page(s)
56-74
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UPH-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University/Medical Center Fulltext Print Format
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