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Conference Paper: Hands-on training for parents in affecting child’s oral health

TitleHands-on training for parents in affecting child’s oral health
Authors
KeywordsCaries
Children, Fluoride
Preventive dentistry and Toothbrushes
Issue Date2013
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925
Citation
The 2nd Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research - Asia Pacific Region (IADR-APR), Bangkok, Thailand, 21-23 August 2013. In Journal of Dental Research, 2013, v. 92 Sp Iss B, abstract no. 401 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: to investigate the effectiveness of hands-on training in parental toothbrushing in improving children’s oral health-related behaviors and preventing early childhood caries (ECC). Method: A 2-year randomized controlled trail was conducted in Hong Kong. Preschool children aged below 2 years and their parents were recruited and randomly allocated into 3 groups. They received intervention according to group allocation: Gp1 – one-off oral health education; Gp2 – oral health education and toothbrushing training, reinforced every 6 months; Gp3 – the same intervention as Gp2 with addition applications of 5% sodium fluoride varnish every 6 months in the child. All children received oral examination at baseline and 24-month follow-up to assess their dental caries status. Questionnaires were completed by parents at baseline and 24-month follow-up to collect information on children’s oral health-related behaviors. Results: A total of 450 children aged 8-23 months were recruited at baseline. After 24 months, 415 (92%) children and their parents attended the evaluation. The incidence of ECC was 12%, 12% and 19%, in Gp1 to Gp3, respectively (p=0.149). In all three groups, around 60% of parents brushed their child’s teeth at least twice per day (p>0.05). Proportions of children who performed self-toothbrushing were 81%, 87% and 95%, in Gp1 to Gp3, respectively (p=0.018). Use of fluoride toothpaste was also more common in Gps 2 and 3 than in Gp 1 (65% vs. 43%, p<0.001). Conclusion: Parental toothbrushing training improves children’s practice of toothbrushing and use of fluoride toothpaste but does not affect the incidence of ECC in children aged 1-2 years. (Funded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Grant # HKU771709M) This abstract is based on research that was funded entirely or partially by an outside source: Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Grant # HKU771709M
DescriptionConference Theme: We are the Future
Oral Presentation - Session 19: O14
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192511
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 4.602
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.714

 

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dc.contributor.authorJiang, EMen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECMen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, CHen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, MCMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-15T02:20:43Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-15T02:20:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2nd Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research - Asia Pacific Region (IADR-APR), Bangkok, Thailand, 21-23 August 2013. In Journal of Dental Research, 2013, v. 92 Sp Iss B, abstract no. 401en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-0345-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192511-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: We are the Future-
dc.descriptionOral Presentation - Session 19: O14-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: to investigate the effectiveness of hands-on training in parental toothbrushing in improving children’s oral health-related behaviors and preventing early childhood caries (ECC). Method: A 2-year randomized controlled trail was conducted in Hong Kong. Preschool children aged below 2 years and their parents were recruited and randomly allocated into 3 groups. They received intervention according to group allocation: Gp1 – one-off oral health education; Gp2 – oral health education and toothbrushing training, reinforced every 6 months; Gp3 – the same intervention as Gp2 with addition applications of 5% sodium fluoride varnish every 6 months in the child. All children received oral examination at baseline and 24-month follow-up to assess their dental caries status. Questionnaires were completed by parents at baseline and 24-month follow-up to collect information on children’s oral health-related behaviors. Results: A total of 450 children aged 8-23 months were recruited at baseline. After 24 months, 415 (92%) children and their parents attended the evaluation. The incidence of ECC was 12%, 12% and 19%, in Gp1 to Gp3, respectively (p=0.149). In all three groups, around 60% of parents brushed their child’s teeth at least twice per day (p>0.05). Proportions of children who performed self-toothbrushing were 81%, 87% and 95%, in Gp1 to Gp3, respectively (p=0.018). Use of fluoride toothpaste was also more common in Gps 2 and 3 than in Gp 1 (65% vs. 43%, p<0.001). Conclusion: Parental toothbrushing training improves children’s practice of toothbrushing and use of fluoride toothpaste but does not affect the incidence of ECC in children aged 1-2 years. (Funded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Grant # HKU771709M) This abstract is based on research that was funded entirely or partially by an outside source: Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Grant # HKU771709M-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Dental Researchen_US
dc.rightsJournal of Dental Research. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.subjectCaries-
dc.subjectChildren, Fluoride-
dc.subjectPreventive dentistry and Toothbrushes-
dc.titleHands-on training for parents in affecting child’s oral healthen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM: hrdplcm@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH: chchu@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, MCM: mcmwong@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.authorityChu, CH=rp00022en_US
dc.identifier.authorityWong, MCM=rp00024en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros226766en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros226809-
dc.identifier.volume92en_US
dc.identifier.issueSp Iss B-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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