Community-based population-level interventions for promoting child oral health

Cochrane Public Health GroupDOI:10.1002/14651858.CD009837.pub2 AbstractBackgroundDental caries and gingival and periodontal disease are commonly occurring, preventable chronic conditions. Even though much is known about how to treat oral disease, currently we do not know which community-based population-level interventions are most effective and equitable in preventing poor oral health.ObjectivesPrimary• To determine the effectiveness of community-based population-level oral health promotion interventions in preventing dental caries and gingival and periodontal disease among children from birth to 18 years of age.Secondary• To determine the most effective types of interventions (environmental, social, community and multi-component) and guiding theoretical frameworks.• To identify interventions that reduce inequality in oral health outcomes.• To examine the influence of context in the design, delivery and outcomes of interventions.Search methodsWe searched the following databases from January 1996 to April 2014: MEDLINE, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), the Education Resource Information Center (ERIC), BIOSIS Previews, Web of Science, the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), ScienceDirect, Sociological Abstracts, Social Science Citation Index, PsycINFO, SCOPUS, ProQuest Dissertations&Theses and Conference Proceedings Citation I...
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The purpose of this paper is to identify risk factors for decayed, missing, and filled permanent teeth (DMFT) in a population of 12 –15-year-old schoolchildren and to apply the marginalized zero-inflated negative binomial (MZINB) model for determination and estimation of the overall effects of the risk factors. A cross-sectional survey comprising 764 students aged between 12 and 15 years was used to analyze the association bet ween caries in children and some background characteristics in children and their parents. Information on the samples’ social, behavioral, and demographic status was obtained through a se...
Source: Caries Research - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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Source: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Applied Oral Science - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo assess the prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC) in preschool children of Bhubaneswar city and to determine its relationship with feeding practices and socio-economic status of the family.MethodsA cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on 320 preschool children aged 3 to 6  years from randomly selected preschools of Bhubaneswar. A structured questionnaire was filled by parents for each child. Clinical examination included the recording of dental caries (dmft) using WHO criteria. Chi-square test and ANOVA with post hoc Bonferroni were used for statistical analysis.ResultsMean age of the ...
Source: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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