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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2021, vol. 27, issue4
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021274.4052
Published online: 22 October 2021

Original article

J of IMAB. 2021 Oct-Dec;27(4):4052-4059
Ralitsa Bogovska-GigovaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Rositza KabaktchievaORCID logo,
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Purpose: To comparatively analyze the oral health-related knowledge of mothers of children aged up to 3 years before and after the "Dental Home for Children" educational program (www.dentalendom.bg)
Material/methods: The study involved a group of 90 mothers of children aged up to 3 years who visited the special educational and motivational website www.dentalendom.bg and completed our survey. We compared and processed the results of the survey using 90 control questionnaires, which were completed by parents who had visited the dental office without having attended an oral health education and motivation session in advance.
Results: The results obtained from the survey completed by mothers of children aged up to 3 years show that their knowledge of the importance of fluoride prevention, the risks of nighttime bottle feeding with baby formula for a long time, mistakes in feeding, and the early transmission of cariogenic bacteria increased substantially compared to the mothers who did not visit the educational website.
Conclusion: The obtained positive results give us reason to believe that e-learning health education programs are useful for both mothers and children aged up to 3 years.

Keywords: dental home, motivation, oral health promotion,

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Please cite this article as: Bogovska-Gigova R, Kabaktchieva R. Mothers’ Knowledge towards Oral Health of Children aged up to 3 years before and after Educational Program. J of IMAB. 2021 Oct-Dec;27(4):4052-4059. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021274.4052

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Ralitsa Bogovska-Gigova, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of dental medicine, Medical University – Sofia; 1, Georgi Sofiisky str., Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: r.bogovska@fdm.mu-sofia.com

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Received: 31 March 2021
Published online: 22 October 2021

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