Study on oral and dental hygiene in 3 schools launched

Study on oral and dental hygiene in 3 schools launched

 05 Feb 2018 – 10:19

Staff of the PHCC at the launch of the experimental exploratory study about preventive programme for oral and dental health in government schools.

Doha: Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) launched an experimental exploratory study as part of its preventive programme for oral and dental health in three government schools. 

The three-month study aims to check almost 1,530 students from two primary schools and a kindergarten to be screened for oral hygiene programmes, which were introduced in preparation for the comprehensive implementation of the preventive programme in September of this year.

Head of the programme Najat Al Yafei said in the future the study will cover all kindergartens and all Qatar primary schools without exception. The programme will later cover the rest of the educational stages. 

In the meantime the dental staff will visit the primary schools and provide guidance and preventive treatment at the school through mobile dental clinics.

She explained in a press statement issued here yesterday that the programme is aimed at promoting the concepts of prevention and awareness of oral and dental health among school students.

The programme will provide preventive treatment services for students as well as reduce the percentage of tooth decay among school students through awareness, examination, treatment, development of methods aimed at monitoring the health status of children’s teeth and oral diseases, Al Yafei explained.  

The study will be applied to 135 children in one of the kindergartens and two primary schools with 1,398 students.  

As many as 45 students will be screened every day and all oral hygiene and dental hygiene instructions will be provided through three fully equipped mobile dental clinics.

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