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EEC Prevention: successful initiation of dental health education among mothers of young children

Mouna Hamza (Morocco)

Time: 09:00 - 10:00
Language: English
Chair(s): Joaquin De Dios Varillas (Spain)

Learning Objectives

  • > Recognize early childhood caries  risk  factors
  • > Recognize early childhood caries preventive strategies
  • > Define efficiency of programmes, based on information and education among young mothers in regards to early childhood caries prevention


Background: Early Childhood Caries (ECC) continues to have high prevalence worldwide. It presents a serious public health problem.
Methods: We have implemented two health education programs targeting mothers with young children. The first programme dealt with maternal and child health centres, whilst the other was based on home visits.
Results: The results showed a significant improvement in mothers’ knowledge of ECC, its risk factors, the correction of some adverse maternal behaviours for young children's dental health, and a decrease of ECC incidence.

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