The purpose of this study was to evaluate an oral health education intervention on oral health behaviors, oral health knowledge, and diet/amount of sugar consumed by fifth and sixth graders attending charter schools in the city of San Bernardino. Caries status of this particular population was recorded via dmft/DMFT and ICDAS. 143 students (aged 9-13 years) completed a 19 question pre-intervention survey related to oral health behaviors, dental knowledge and diet/amount of sugar consumed. Subjects then participated in an oral health education intervention comprised of an oral health education video and an interactive oral health game. An oral exam recorded caries status via dmft/DMFT and ICDAS. Four weeks later, subjects completed a post-intervention survey to assess the amount of information retained and satisfaction of the intervention. Data was analyzed using SPSS v23, and the level of significance was set as P
School of Dentistry
Master of Science (MS)
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Oral Hygiene; Health Behavior; Diet; Health Knowledge
Subject - Local
Oral Health; Oral Health Education Intervention; Dental Knowledge
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Baker, Ryan Bakhshi, "Oral Health Education Intervention to Assess Oral Health Knowledge and Behavioral Change" (2016). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 371.
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