Correlative Analysis of Reinforced Oral Health Teaching on Children with "Specific Learning Difficulties"

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Patel Chhaya B.
Patel Nirav G.
Patel Nachiket B
Sanghani Nandita
Vaishnav Kalpesh
Deepak Choudhary


The outcome of oral health teaching to children with "special learning difficulties" who are going to a special school, by schoolteachers and pediatric dentists is compared and evaluated. The study included 224 students with "specific learning difficulties" who attend special schools.For all subjects, the standard oral hygiene index-simplified (OHI-S) was noted. Education of educators wear done on audiovisual and spoken platforms. Three groups of students were created at random: Group A: Neither the school personnel nor the dental practitioners will provide any further dental health educationafter the preliminary oral health education. Group B: Trained instructors provided instruction in this group. Instructor emphasized thestudents for significance of oral healthusing the same brushing motion at 1-month, 3 months and 6 months. Group C: At intervals of 1-month, 3 months and 6 months, dental professionals taught these students about dental health and demonstrated proper brushing practices.A second evaluation was carried out 12 months after the intervention tocomplete to determine the oral health scores. Data analysis was performed using the one-way ANOVA analysis. All the groups shows significant difference among the pre intervention oral health score and the post intervention scores. Group B showing a significant drop in oral health scores following intervention. Teachers can be effectively used to reinforce dental health instruction among students with "special learning difficulties."

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Patel Chhaya B., Patel Nirav G., Patel Nachiket B, Sanghani Nandita, Vaishnav Kalpesh, & Deepak Choudhary. (2023). Correlative Analysis of Reinforced Oral Health Teaching on Children with "Specific Learning Difficulties". Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(2), 431–437. Retrieved from


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