International Journal of Dentistry / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

A Proposed Model for Infant and Child Oral Health Promotion in India

Table 1

Model for infant and child oral health promotion agewise initiatives.

Age groupSettingsPeople to engage withScope, components and tools

0–2 yearsPrimary healthcare centers, Anganwadi branchesAnganwadi workers (direct contact), parents (indirect contact)Oral Health Education: for Anganwadi workers using a DVD on infant oral care and for parents using printed booklets
2-3 yearsPrimary healthcare centers, Anganwadi branchesAnganwadi workers and parents (direct contact)Oral Health Education: for parents using printed booklets
Fluoride varnish program in mobile dental van/or dental satellite centers
3–6 yearsPreschoolsPreschool teachers and parents (Parent-Teacher Associations)Tooth-brushing program with fluoride toothpaste in combination with the Mid-Day Meals Scheme and hand washing
6–16 yearsSchoolsSchool teachers and parents (Parent-Teacher Associations)Tooth-brushing program with fluoride toothpaste in combination with the Mid-Day Meals Scheme and hand washing

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