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Assessment of knowledge on prevention of dental caries in a group of children from disadvantaged families in Romania (English version)

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  • Mona IONAS

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    (Assistant Professor, Departament of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, „Lucian Blaga“ University,Pompeiu Onofreiu str., no. 2-4, Sibiu, Sibiu county, Romania)

  • Diana MARZA

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    (Teaching Assistant, Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, „Lucian Blaga” University,Pompeiu Onofreiu str., no. 2-4, Sibiu, Sibiu county, Romania)

  • Mariana SABAU

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    (Associate Professor, Departament of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, „Lucian Blaga“ University,Pompeiu Onofreiu str., no. 2-4, Sibiu, Sibiu county, Romania)

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    The purpose of the paper is the identification of knowledge regarding the prophylaxis of dental caries in a group of children coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. A number of 86 children coming from disadvantaged environments were assessed, registered in SOS Children’s Villages Association of Romania - Counseling and Support Centre for Children and Parents of Cisn\die, who received questionnaires applied for this study purpose. Daily brushing requirement is known by a rate of 89.5% children included in the study, 96% of children knowing that they should have their own toothbrush. The toothbrush change frequency is known by 68.6% of study participants. When asked about the technique of brushing, the response rate was only 52.3%, there is a large number of questionnaires that had not marked any answer to this question. The role of auxiliary dental hygiene means is known in the proportion of 79.1% for mouthwash, and 50% for the dental floss. There is a significant difference between flossing and mouthwash (

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    Article provided by Editura Lumen, Department of Economics in its journal Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala.

    Volume (Year): 31 (2010)
    Issue (Month): (December)
    Pages: 35-44

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    Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:31:y:2010:i::p:34-44

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