Ankita Arora, Lee Yen Hui, Lee Chew Sze, Teoh Yee Sing, Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe
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Ankita Arora1, Lee Yen Hui2, Lee Chew Sze3, Teoh Yee Sing4, Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe5
1Senior Lecturer, Pediatric dentistry, Clinical Oral Health Sciences, School of Dentistry, International Medical University, Malaysia, 57000.
2BDS (MMMC) Klinik Pergigian C H Tee, 35-1,37-1,37, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor.
3BDS (MUCM). BKPNM, Klinik Pergigian Melaka Tengah, Jalan Tun Sri Lanang, 75100,Melaka, Malaysia.
4BDS (MMMC) Klinik Pergigian BRS, Sunsuria Forum, C-1-01, Setia Alam, Seksyen U13, Shah Alam,40170 Selangor.
5Department of Community Medicine, Manipal University College Malaysia, Melaka 75150, Malaysia.
Volume - 15,
Issue - 7,
Year - 2022
Background: Oral Health Programme, Ministry of health, Malaysia highlights the need to enhance oral health promotion and prevention of oral disease for preschool children. Developing and exploring engaging methods of education that enable young children in dental hygiene practices is a way forward in oral health promotion. Objectives: To develop novel activity based tooth brushing teaching method for preschool children using egg cartons as simulated teeth models and evaluate effectiveness of the same Methods: Two methods of teaching tooth brushing technique to preschool children in the age 4 to 6 years were compared through a Randomized Control Trial.: (i) Conventional method (N=32): Instructions on study model (ii) Egg carton simulation method (N=34): Hands on activity on egg cartons as simulated models. Outcome assessed was plaque index (Silness and Loe, 1964) Results: Plaque scores compared using Dependent t-test shows significant improvement in both groups after the teaching sessions (P<.01 for both the methods). However, comparing both methods with each other by independent t-test shows an insignificant difference (P>.01). Conclusion: Egg carton simulation method is as good as the conventional approach as there is significant plaque score reduction in children after the teaching session.
Cite this article:
Ankita Arora, Lee Yen Hui, Lee Chew Sze, Teoh Yee Sing, Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe. Using Egg-cartons as simulated models for teaching tooth brushing to Preschool Children - A randomized control trial. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(7):3109-3. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00520
Ankita Arora, Lee Yen Hui, Lee Chew Sze, Teoh Yee Sing, Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe. Using Egg-cartons as simulated models for teaching tooth brushing to Preschool Children - A randomized control trial. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(7):3109-3. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00520 Available on: https://www.rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-15-7-42
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