Diana Roman, Gianina Iovan, Lorena Roman, Radu Madalin Honciuc, Vasilica Toma
AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the changes of knowledge the prevention of oro-dental diseases after carryng out an education program among schoolchildren.. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The research took place under the project 4 Steps For Preserving Healthy Teeth in partnership with School Inspectorate of Botosani County, Red Cross of Botosani and the Colgate-Palmolive Company, on a group of 52 pupils from Secondary School no. 1 Saveni, Botosani County, most of the children originating from an urban environment (87%).
The investigated group consisted of two test-groups: the experimental group consisted of 28 children from two classes of 4th and 6th grades. The control group consisted of 24 children from other two classes of 4th and 6th. During the study, a test for the assessment of oral hygiene knowledge was applied several times, at different time intervals, both in the initial phase and in the final phase of the paper. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS: After the comparative analysis of the results obtained from the initial, final and after two years tests it was observed that the students learned their notions about oral hygiene and health. Following the two interventions, the students made progress and developed their oral hygiene skills, showing interest and motivation for such activities.CONCLUSIONS: Using an oral-dental prevention programme determines developing oral hygiene-skills in young school children.