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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Prevalence of Dental Care to Junior High School Students

Masaki Suzuki, Hiroki Toyoda

Citation Information : Suzuki M, Toyoda H. Prevalence of Dental Care to Junior High School Students. World J Dent 2015; 6 (2):61-64.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1315

Published Online: 01-06-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Abstract

Background

For most of the junior and senior high school students, ‘dental care’ is likely to be difficult to understand. It has been reported that only half of students received treatments among the high school students who were advised to visit dental office for treatment of dental caries and gingivitis. Thus, the oral health education is critical for high school students in order to enhance the understanding of the dental caries and gingivitis.

Materials and methods

We conducted dental education classes to four junior high schools (62 students) in the Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. After the classes, we asked the students to submit the descriptions of impressions and evaluated those descriptions.

Results

We found that most of students have had the feeling that the classes were interesting and useful. The junior high school students have begun to become interested in the dental care and that their motivation for study was increased.

Conclusion

We will continue these classes to junior high school students in the future and would like to contribute to prevalence and enlightenment of dental care.

How to cite this article

Suzuki M, Toyoda H. Prevalence of Dental Care to Junior High School Students. World J Dent 2015;6(2):61-64.


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