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Dental Caries Preventive Program for School Children

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University, Gurugram conducted a two days (06/05/19 and 08/05/19) screening camp at Government Senior Secondary School, Budhera near Gurugram. The first day 175 school children of class 6th to 12th were screened followed by 117 children of primary section i.e 1st to 5th standard. The team was led by Dr. Bhavna Saberwal (Senior Lecturer) and this activity forms the first step in assessing baseline data of school children and further developing a caries preventive program for all the children. Oral Health Status was recorded with WHO 2013 proforma and caries risk assessment was done using AAPD criteria for all of those screened. Children were provided with pamphlets and toothbrushing techniques as appropriate were demonstrated. The camp was very encouraging considering the responses from school staff and children in supporting the camp related activities.

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