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Research Article

Handling Children Dental Caries through Parents Awareness on Community Service

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.26-1-2019.2283328,
        author={Diyah  Fatmasari and Irma HY Siregar and Lanny  Sunarjo},
        title={Handling Children Dental Caries through Parents Awareness on Community Service},
        proceedings={The 1st Workshop on Multimedia Education, Learning, Assessment and its Implementation in Game and Gamification in conjunction with COMDEV 2018, Medan Indonesia, 26th January 2019, WOMELA-GG},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WOMELA-GG},
        year={2019},
        month={4},
        keywords={community service parental involvement prevalence of caries},
        doi={10.4108/eai.26-1-2019.2283328}
    }
    
  • Diyah Fatmasari
    Irma HY Siregar
    Lanny Sunarjo
    Year: 2019
    Handling Children Dental Caries through Parents Awareness on Community Service
    WOMELA-GG
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.26-1-2019.2283328
Diyah Fatmasari1,*, Irma HY Siregar1, Lanny Sunarjo1
  • 1: Poltekkes Kemenkes Semarang, Indonesia
*Contact email: fatmasaridiyah@gmail.com

Abstract

Elementary school children have been categorized as high risk caries group. Maintaining dental health of elementary school need parents’ role on making dental care decisions. Srondol Kulon Elementary School and Meteseh Elementary School are 2 elementary schools assisted by Poltekkes Kemenkes Semarang. Two schools located at urban and rural area therefore they have different characteristics of parents. Community service was carried out in 2 elementary schools with the aim to find differences of parental involvement in the promotion, prevention and treatment of children's dental health. Screening was done in class III, then their parents with children who have caries were counseled and educated about dental health. The parents were also given information about children's dental health plan treatment. Informed consent was given to parents in children who would be curated (fillings and extractions). Parent participation in Srondol Elementary School was higher than Meteseh. There was a change in the composition of caries prevalence, increasing in the number of filling permanent and milk teeth (f and F) and extracted (e). Parents' awareness of the importance of treating caries in children as early as possible is higher in Srondol Kulon Elementary School compared to SD Meteseh. Besides, the level of education and parents' socio-economic influenced parents' attitudes in giving decisions of dental treatments