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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-3

Need of oral health promotion through schools among developing countries

1 Department of Dental Public Health, Riyadh ELM University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Consultant in Prosthodontics and Dental Implant, Riyadh ELM University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Badr Ahmed Alrmaly
Department of Dental Public Health, Riyadh ELM University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_242_17

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Schools can provide a supportive environment for promoting oral health. Schools can also provide an important network and channel to the local community. Health promotion activities can be targeted at home and throughout the community by school personnel. This school-home-community interaction is an important aspect of a health-promoting school. An effective school oral health program is one of the most cost-effective interventions a nation can make to simultaneously improve education and oral health. Therefore, there is a need of formulating appropriate and feasible strategies with an objective of promoting oral health through schools for school settings. Thus, need for oral health promotion is a very important aspect to be looked upon. Schools play a significant role in oral health promotions.

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