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Promoting Oral Health through Education and Prevention Programs

Promoting Oral Health through Education and Prevention Programs


Mihaela ADOMNICAI, Angela Codruta PODARIU, Ruxandra SAVA-ROSIANU, Andrada Christine SERAFIN, Mioara Raluca COSOROABA, Sergiu Alexandru TOFAN, Alina Doina TANASE

Cod: ISSN: 1583-3410 (print), ISSN: 1584-5397 (electronic)
Dimensiuni: pp. 137-148

How to cite this article:

Adomnicai, M., Podariu, A.C., Sava-Rosianu, R., Serafin, A.C., Cosoroaba, M.R., Tofan, S.A., Tanase, A.D. (2020). Promoting Oral Health through Education and Prevention Programs. Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala, 71, 137-148, DOI: 10.33788/rcis.71.9


Health education is a key element in health promotion and requires strong planning based on theories of medical behavior. The study was conducted over a period of three years, January 2015 - December 2017, by means of an 11 items questionnaire anonymous applied to dentists or medical staff. Seven questions were multiple choice to allow a broader discussion of the results and the rest were one answer. The time of dental practitioners is limited, so their view of the duration of a possible dental health program is essential. Hours per week volunteered, vary from one doctor to another: from 1-3 hours or less to 3-5 hours or as needed. Assessing the willingness to engage (82%) and the time allocated to the dentists surveyed (44% between 1 and 3 hours per week and 51% over 3 hours per week), we can say that we have human resources for implementing an oral health project. The workforce in the field of oral health would like to be involved in such a program and believes that it could benefit from such a program and the construction of appropriate working mechanisms, especially designed for different regions, rural areas and diverse demographic of social categories.


oral health, oral health education, public health prevention, oral health behavior, planning, vulnerable families, social welfare.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33788/rcis.71.9

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