AWARENESS OF YOUTH / CHILDREN'S ABOUT THE DENTAL HEALTH AND DENTAL PROBLEMS IN DIFFERENT PROVINCES / REGIONS OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Ali Al Shehri, Ahmed Al Shehri, Osamah Alhayani, Dr. Omar Alheani, Naif Alsharif, Adel Al Harbi, Nadir Al Qerafi

Abstract


Introduction: Saudi Arabia is the second-largest state in the Arab world in 2018 Saudi Arabia population was about 33.55 million 1 As per data from Global Oral Health data bank, occurrence of dental problems varies from 49% to 83% from country to country 

Method: A purposely constructed questionnaire was used for the data gathering, questionnaire composed of demographic section,  information about dental care  , source of information , parents / teacher guidance regarding dental care and other items . A 100 sample from each center / city i.e. Abha, Jeddah, Dammam, Riyadh and Medina was collected

Result: A mean ± S.D of age was 12.5±2.8, 65% were males while 35% were females. Researcher did not observed any significant difference massive majority from all the cities agreed that clean teeth will reduce the chances of diseases. Figure one depicted that teachers (35%) and parents (25%) were the major source of information regarding the dental problems and diseases.

Conclusion: As most of the children’s suffering from dental disease government already announced and working on different dental awareness programs but further awareness sessions , lectures and other methods are required to increase the awareness level and make them aware from the preventive measures to avoid dental problems


Keywords


Dental , satisfaction , patients

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