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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 34-36

Local myth and facts approach for maximizing oral health promotion training among the school teachers and parents in urban village

Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

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Dr. Retno Palupi
Mayjend. Prof. Moestopo No. 47, Surabaya, East Java
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_228_18

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Aims: This study aimed to enhancing the oral and dental health service in the community. Subjects and Methods: The program is targeted for the mothers and female teachers of the primary school students in Surabaya. This study uses the total sampling method. Pretest was conducted for the mothers and female teachers of the 1st–2nd grade students at a primary school, Surabaya. It was then followed by a demonstration of caries prediction software in order to increase the participants' awareness of the impact of dental caries. After the counseling session, the knowledge of the participants was evaluated. This was carried out through a posttest. The participants were also given certificates as a form of appreciation. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS V.017 software. Results: Subsequent to the empowerment program, the knowledge of the program participants increased, as seen from the comparison between the scores in pre- and post-tests. Conclusions: The program Local Myth and Facts Approach Apps can serve as an educational means regarding oral and dental health for the parents and teachers of students.

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