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Effectiveness of an oral health education seminar for paediatric and family medicine residents
 

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  07/2018

Authors:  A. Bracho Pacheco*, M. Finkelman**, A. Choi***, D. Hinton****, A. P. Rich*****, S. M. Bagher******, C. Y. Loo*******

Language:  English

Institution:  *DDS, Pediatric Dentist, Main Street Children’s Dentistry, Central Florida, USA **PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Biostatistics and Experimental Design, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, USA ***DMD, Pediatric Dentist, Smiling Seal Pediatric Dentistry, Valencia, USA ****DMD, Paediatric Dentist, Diplomate of the ABPD, Fellow of the AAPD *****MDS, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, USA ******BDS, MDS *******BDS, DMD, MPH, PhD Professor, Chair and Program Director, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, USA

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatic Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Dental education, Education, Family medicine, Gynecologist, Oral health, Oral health knowledge, Paediatrics, Paediatric dentistry.

Email:  sbagher@kau.edu.sa


Title:  Effectiveness of an oral health education seminar for paediatric and family medicine residents

Abstract:  Aim To assess the immediate effect of a 60-minute oral health educational seminar for paediatric and family medicine residents in improving their knowledge, attitude, likelihood towards incorporating oral health preventive practice in their current practices to well-child visits, and confidence in identifying and referring patients with dental trauma. Materials and methods Baseline pre- and post-test design was used to evaluate the immediate effect of a 60-minute PowerPoint oral health educational seminar given to the paediatric and family medicine residents. Statistics: Multiple-choice items were used and the pre- and post-test data were analysed with McNemar and Wilcoxon signed-rank tests. A p-value <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results Sixty-eight residents participated in the oral health educational seminar and completed the questionnaire. The mean age of participants was 29.9 years old (SD ±4.8 yrs.). Immediately following a 60-minute oral health educational seminar, there was an overall significant increase in participants’ knowledge, attitudes and likelihood towards incorporating oral health preventive practice in their current practices to well-child visits (p<0.05). More confidence in identifying and referring patients with dental trauma was reported by 100% of participants. Conclusions A 60-minute oral health educational seminar was effective in improving paediatric and family medicine residents’ immediate knowledge, attitude, and likelihood towards incorporating oral health preventive practice in their current practices to well-child visits. Significantly more residents felt more confident in identifying and referring patients with dental trauma. Key messages: an oral health educational seminar can be effective in improving paediatric and family medicine residents’ immediate knowledge, attitude, and likelihood towards incorporating oral health preventive practice in their current practices to well-child visits.

 
 
 
 
 
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