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Dr Seema Diwan Gupta

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Dr Seema Diwan Gupta

  1. 1. ORAL HEALTH: PERCEPTION AND PRACTICESIN A RURAL COMMUNITY OF DOIWALA<br />Dr. Seema Diwan, Department of Dental Sciences<br />HIHT University<br />
  2. 2. DOIWALA<br />
  3. 3. - 798 participants above 3 years of age <br /><ul><li> Three age groups
  4. 4. Questionnaire
  5. 5. Oral check-up</li></li></ul><li>I.Oral health perception<br />1. “How is the health of your teeth and gums?”<br />
  6. 6. 2. “Did you have pain in your teeth or gums <br />in the next 12 months?”<br />
  7. 7. 3. “How many times you visited a dentist <br />in the past 12 months?”<br />
  8. 8. 4. “Do you wear a denture?”<br />
  9. 9. Conclusion<br />1.Oral health perception in rural <br />Community of Doiwala is very high <br />inspite of their bad oral health status.<br />2. People do not give importance to oral cavity, hence they need oral health education. <br />
  10. 10. II. Oral health practices<br />1. “How often do you brush your teeth?”<br />
  11. 11. 2. “What do you use for brushing?”<br />
  12. 12. 3. “How often do you eat sticky food <br />like bread or bisquits?”<br />
  13. 13. Conclusion<br />1. People are saying that they brush their oral <br /> cavity everyday with plastic tooth brush but<br /> oral health status does not confirm this finding.<br /> It shows that they are aware of brushing.<br /> (may be from media)<br /> Young population is consuming sticky food <br /> more than adults. So they need more education<br /> to keep better oral hygeine.<br />
  14. 14. SUMMARY<br />Rural population is having very high perception of oral health but oral health status is not good.<br />Oral health education is necssary for whole population but young people require more attention.<br />
  15. 15. Acknowledgement<br /> I want to thank Dr Sushil Bansal, Dr Vartika Saxena, Dr Deepak Goel, Anita Rawat, Pratap, Nursing and medical students for helping me in conducting and completing this study.<br />
  16. 16. THANK YOU!<br />

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