Labrador: Children's Dental Health, 2000

This study, the second cycle of the LoPHID project in Labrador, focused on the knowledge, awareness and practices of young children regarding dental health as a basis for generating discussion in households and communities on the topic. Nearly all children of primary school age in participating communities in Labrador completed classroom surveys. Dental checks were conducted by public health nurses and trained assistants, and the number of observed caries, fillings and extractions recorded. From questionnaire information and examinations, baselines for dental caries, oral hygiene practices, sugar intake and the level of utilisation of dental services in Labrador were established.

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