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J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2012 Summer;36(4):411-5.

Knowledge of care providers regarding the oral health of visually impaired children.

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  • 1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Children Dentistry, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Derlakatte, Mangalore 575018, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the awareness of care providers of visually impaired children regarding their oral hygiene.

METHOD:

A simple pre-structured questionnaire was given to the care providers and the awareness regarding their oral health was assessed.

RESULTS:

There was a general lack of awareness among the care providers of these children regarding dental diseases and its prevention. Furthermore, the importance of oral hygiene was found to be very low.

CONCLUSION:

The results obtained showed that most of the caretakers were unaware of the difficulties faced by these children in the maintenance of their oral health.

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23019842
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