Volume : VIII, Issue : II, February - 2019

"LET THE SCHOOL BELLS SPARKLE YOUR SMILE"-KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS REGARDING ORAL HEALTH AND TRAUMATIC DENTAL INJURIES AMONG SCHOOL TEACHERS IN MOGAPPAIR, CHENNAI.

Gayathri Krishnan, C. Chrishantha Joybell, P. Agisha Raaje, Joyson Moses

Abstract :

 

INTRODUCTION

            Schools are the most favourable environment to impart oral health education to children and hence school teachers play an important role in promoting a good oral health among children.

AIM OF THE STUDY:

            The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, awareness regarding oral health and traumatic dental injuries amongst government school teachers, in the area Mogappair, Chennai.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

            A questionnaire containing 15 close ended questions assessed the knowledge of 96 school teachers on oral health and on the emergency management of traumatic dental injuries.

RESULTS

            Following statistical analysis, the results obtained in the study revealed that all the teachers (100%)  had insufficient knowledge on management of traumatic dental injuries.

CONCLUSION

            The study emphasizes the need for oral health training programs to be conducted as a part of teachers training curriculum .

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"LET THE SCHOOL BELLS SPARKLE YOUR SMILE"-KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS REGARDING ORAL HEALTH AND TRAUMATIC DENTAL INJURIES AMONG SCHOOL TEACHERS IN MOGAPPAIR, CHENNAI., Gayathri Krishnan, C. Chrishantha Joybell, P. Agisha Raaje, Joyson Moses INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-2 | February-2019


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