ASSESSMENT OF THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES ON THE APPLICATION OF ORO-DENTAL HYGIENE METHODS TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

D. Cazan,  C.I. Săveanu, C. Balcoș, C.G.Sava, I. Bamboi, A.E.Săveanu, L. Bobu, S.Andrian

ABSTRACT

Oral health is an important component of general health and quality of life. The aim of this study is to determine the level of knowledge and attitude of the high school students from different socio-economic backgrounds regarding the application of the oral-dental hygiene measures. Material and methods: The study was based on a questionnaire applied online, which was completed by a group of 282 subjects, high school students from Iasi County. The questionnaire included a total of 22 questions to evaluate the level of knowledge and attitudes regarding the application of the methods of oral and dental hygiene. The results show statistically significant differences between female and male subjects as well as between classes p≤0.05. Conclusion: The promotion of oral hygiene should be present in schools in order to improve the level of knowledge, attitudes and behavior but also for the prevention and control of the oral pathology of young people.

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