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Abstract- AN ANALYSIS OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING, ORAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN THROUGH PRE AND POST EDUCATION QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY AMONG THE CARE GIVERS

ABSTRACT
Aim. The study was carried out to assess (or scrutinize) the knowledge regarding child’s oral health among the caregivers and to uplift their awareness regarding the same ,  through education sessions .

Material and methods : A questionnaire based survey was conducted among 100 caregivers. A pre-education questionnaire survey  was conducted to evaluate initial knowledge , followed by education session, thereafter a post education  questionnaire survey  was conducted to assess the knowledge and awareness acquired through the session.

Results : The difference in percentage of caregivers answering the questionnaire correctly before and after the education session was significant implying considerable gain in knowledge and awareness about children’s oral health.

Discussion: In our study, care-givers showed some degree of knowledge about child’s oral health before the education session , but increase in awareness as implied in post-education sessions points to the importance of educating the mothers in preventing the childhood caries and maintaining good oral health.