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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 57-60

A survey on knowledge, Attitude and Practice about Oral Hygiene among Teachers in Kanpur City

Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur, India

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School teachers play an important role in the all-round development of children and quiet often they are used as health educators in the school set-up. To discharge this responsibility, they must be aware of the facts related to health in general and oral health in particular, since oral health is also a part of general health. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice about oral hygiene among teachers. A questionnaire survey was conducted among 300 teachers from different schools situated in Kalyanpur locality of Kanpur city. Most of the teachers (84.93%) had knowledge about oral hygiene but only 67.27% of teachers had a positive attitude towards oral hygiene. Besides this, only 66% of teachers were practicing the correct oral hygiene method. Teachers need to be motivated to improve their awareness on oral hygiene knowledge, attitude and practice which will facilitate the improvement of oral hygiene awareness among the future citizens

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