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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Oral Health Awareness Among Non Teaching Staff of A Dental Institution in Dakshina Kannada

MS Shetty, V Bhat, KK Shenoy

Citation Information : Shetty M, Bhat V, Shenoy K. Oral Health Awareness Among Non Teaching Staff of A Dental Institution in Dakshina Kannada. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2014; 8 (2):76-78.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-8-2-76

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The non teaching staff in dental college is indirectly a part of the community based oral health awareness programmes. They act as a link between the dentist and the general population. The objectives of the study is to assess the oral health awareness among non teaching staff in the institution and to utilize the data obtained as a training program for the non-teaching staff and as a baseline for further community based oral health awareness programmes.

METHOD

A written oral health questionnaire was developed and distributed to 150 non-teaching staff in a health institution. The data was analysed using SPSS-10 statistical software.

RESULT and CONCLUSION

The staff demonstrated reasonable knowledge, but some deficiencies were noted. The deficiencies in their knowledge could be addressed through the provision of appropriate training and engaging them in improving the oral health and quality of life.


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