Event Title

Oral Health in School Children

Session

Medical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Description

In recent dental studies its being officially accepted each and every day that caries is caused by the combination of several factors. The carious etiology is much complex, affected by the interference and the action of many factors: food, microorganisms, bad habits, economic situation, low level of health education, etc. The observation of dental condition, oral health promotion, public awareness of children's oral health and the importance of oral health promotion. In order to achieve the aim of the study, in the sample are included students of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade of primary public schools in Pristina. The research results were analyzed separately according to age, gender, preschool institution. By gender, the prevalence of caries is higher in males 61.32%, compared to females 60.98%. The prevalence of caries increased with age, 26% at age of 6 years old, 73% at age of 12 years old, and up to 85% at age of 15 years old. Also, the DMFT average increases with age. Oral hygiene by gender is more satisfactory among women 0.35, while in men 0.37. With the increasing age, oral hygiene decreases. Caries represents a major health and socio-economic issue. The research’ results show correlation between caries and factors such as age, gender, knowledge level on oral health.

Keywords:

caries, oral hygiene, education and oral health promotion

Session Chair

Burim Kiseri

Session Co-Chair

Vjosa Hamiti Krasniqi

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-54-7

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

28-10-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

28-10-2017 5:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2017.307

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Oral Health in School Children

Durres, Albania

In recent dental studies its being officially accepted each and every day that caries is caused by the combination of several factors. The carious etiology is much complex, affected by the interference and the action of many factors: food, microorganisms, bad habits, economic situation, low level of health education, etc. The observation of dental condition, oral health promotion, public awareness of children's oral health and the importance of oral health promotion. In order to achieve the aim of the study, in the sample are included students of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade of primary public schools in Pristina. The research results were analyzed separately according to age, gender, preschool institution. By gender, the prevalence of caries is higher in males 61.32%, compared to females 60.98%. The prevalence of caries increased with age, 26% at age of 6 years old, 73% at age of 12 years old, and up to 85% at age of 15 years old. Also, the DMFT average increases with age. Oral hygiene by gender is more satisfactory among women 0.35, while in men 0.37. With the increasing age, oral hygiene decreases. Caries represents a major health and socio-economic issue. The research’ results show correlation between caries and factors such as age, gender, knowledge level on oral health.