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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 173-176

Knowledge and attitude on infant oral health among graduating medical students in Kerala

Deparment of Pedodontics, Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum, India

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N Retna Kumari
Deparment of Pedodontics, Government Dental College, Trivandrum
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.28072

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Providing dental and oral health care to all children in Kerala remains a thorny challenge. Lack of community water fluoridation, dental workforce shortages and geographical barriers all aggravate oral health and access problems. Children from low-income and minority families and children with special needs are at particular risk. Family centered disease prevention strategies are needed to reduce oral health disparities in children. Oral health promotion can take place in a primary care practitioner's office, but medical providers often lack relevant training. Present study was conducted to evaluate knowledge and attitude of graduating medical students towards infant oral health qualitative methods were used to evaluate the program.


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