Dental Caries Workshop Prevention Model for Primary Schools
Najat Abdrabbo Alyafei*
Pediatric Oncology Department, Mersin University, Qatar
*Corresponding Author: Najat Abdrabbo Alyafei, Pediatric Oncology Department, Mersin University, Qatar.
December 27, 2021; Published: January 31, 2022
Introduction: Dental caries, which is a form of dental infection, involves cavity formation or tooth destruction. In pre-primary and primary school children, dental caries prevalence is high under the circumstances of insufficient provision of awareness coupled with a decrease in interventional and preventive measures.
Methods: A total of eight participants attended the workshop, four each from a private school and a public school. The centre stage approach, based on diagrams with the most important item placed at the centre of the diagram, was used to obtain participants’ view to co-produce the school oral health programme
Results: Schools, teachers, parents and pupils play a comprehensive, progressive and collaborative role in preventing the progression of dental caries, tooth destruction and any kind of dental infection. Behavioural affirmative strategies, workshops, awareness programmes and activities are altogether important in promoting oral health in children.
Conclusion: In order to reduce the prevalence of dental carries among school children, there is a need for a comprehensive school oral health policy with teachers and parents involved actively in its implementation.
Keywords: Dental Caries; Preventive Measures; Behavioural Strategies; Prevalence; Qatari Primary Schools
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