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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65-8

Evaluation of a curriculum for dental health in 3rd grade school children in Mumbai, India.



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Utilising the Bright Smiles, Bright Future curriculum as modified for India, a trial on its effectiveness was carried out at the Raja Shivaji School in Mumbai, India. Students from the third standard English medium were selected. The teacher training programme utilised a professional educator from the U.S.A. plus other international representatives including India. Prior to the beginning of any classroom instruction, all experimental and control students were scored for plaque. A pretest was also given to both the experimental and control students to measure their knowledge of dental health. At the end of the two month test period all measurements were repeated. The curriculum was evaluated by the teachers. Parents were also interviewed. Results showed significant (P < .0001) difference between the two groups in reducing plaque, which demonstrated the improvement in oral hygiene in the experimental group.






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