Study of Effects of Drawing and Picture-Based Dental Care Education on Awareness of Five to Six-Year-Old Children in Ardabil Province Kindergartens

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Background and Objective:Dental and oral health education is an effective method in preventing dental caries. The objective of the current study was to assess the effects of drawing and picture-based dental and oral health education on awareness of five to six-year-old children in Ardabil province kindergartens.Methodology:Four hundred 5 to 6-year-old children were randomly selected from rural and urban kindergartens. First, a picture questionnaire was filled out by them as the pre-test. Then, before the main test, all children were educated by their trainers using pre-prepared booklet which had been designed as pictures and/or drawing. The education lasted for three months. Also, the parents pursued the training at home. One month after the education, the questionnaire was re-filled out as the post-test. Finally, the data were analyzed by SPSS.Findings:The mean post-test marks was significantly better than the pre-test marks regarding toothbrush and toothpaste, floss, sugar eating and bad habits.Conclusion:The results showed the importance of drawing and picture-based education by trainers in kindergartens and the pursuance of these activities by parents at home. It can be selected as an effective education method in kindergartens.

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Barak, M. , Momeni, S. , Shabani, M. , Hosseini, S. , Rahimi, M. , Siadati, A. & Babaei, M. (2013). Study of Effects of Drawing and Picture-Based Dental Care Education on Awareness of Five to Six-Year-Old Children in Ardabil Province Kindergartens. Creative Education, 4, 45-48. doi: 10.4236/ce.2013.41007.

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