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The role of school teachers in oral health promotion among children

The study found that teachers could be effectively utilized for health and oral health promotion among school children. The frequent interaction by teachers was more effective than infrequent interactions by dental professionals. The children in rural areas require oral hygiene aids besides teacher’s motivation for such interventions to be effective.

The article was published by
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Indian Journal of Public Health
Volume / Volumen: 58
Number / Número: 4
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 235-241
Year / Año: 2014
Month / Mes: october

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Principal institution where the research took place
Institución principal de la investigación
Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Nalgonda district, Telangana, India

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Crónica del Autor

Promoción de la Salud Oral a través de sus Maestros en los Alumnos de una Escuela Rural

Este estudio demostró que los maestros pueden ser un elemento útil en la promoción de la salud y de la salud oral en niños en edad escolar. La interacción frecuente entre alumnos y docentes fue más eficaz que la intervención más infrecuente por profesionales de la salud dental. Los niños en áreas rurales requieren de un suministro de elementos para la higiene oral además de la motivación docente para que estas intervenciones sean útiles.
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Other articles written by the author Shankarappa Suma
Otros artículos de Shankarappa Suma

ChandraShekar BR, Suma S, Sudarshan kumar, Sukhabogi JR, Manjunath BC. Prevalence of malocclusion among 15-year old school children using dental aesthetic index in Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India: A cross sectional study. Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 12 (3): 173-178, 2014.
Sukhabogi JR, Chandrashekar BR, Hameed IA. Knowledge, attitude and practices related to oral health among English and Telugu medium school teachers in two districts of Andhra Pradesh, India: a Comparative study. Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 12(4): 306-11, 2014.
Sukhabogi JR, Chandra Shekar BR, Hameed IA, Ramana IV, Sandhu G. Oral health status among 12 and 15 year old children from government and private schools in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research 4 (Special issue 3): 273-277, 2014.
Chandra Shekar, Manjunath BC, Dinesh N. Prevalence of dental caries and dental fluorosis among 12 and 15 years old school children in relation to fluoride concentration in drinking water in an endemic fluoride belt. Indian J Public Health 56(2):122-8. 38, 2012.
Chandra Shekar BR, Reddy CVK. Oral health status in relation to socio-economic factors among the Municipal employees of Mysore city. Indian J Dent Res 22(3): 410-18, 2011.
Chandra Shekar BR, Reddy CVK. A five year retrospective statistical analysis of maxillofacial injuries among patients admitted and treated in two hospitals of Mysore city. Indian J Dent Res 19(4): 304-8, 2008.

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Shankarappa Suma was invited by SIIC on
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2015, may 26
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2023, may 24
The authors' report was accepted on
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2023, may 24
Published in siicsalud
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2023, august 22

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Oral Health Promotion Among Rural School Children Through Teachers: An Interventional Study

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Byalakere Chandrashekar1, Shankarappa Suma2, Jagadeeshwar Rao Sukhabogi3, Bhadravathi Cheluvaiah Manjunath4

4, Postgraduate Institute Of Dental Sciences, Rohtak, Senior Professor And Head

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