Cariogram as an Educational Tool for Reducing the Caries Risk among the Differently Abled Children - Case Series [dataset]

Iosr Journals, Piddennavar Renuka, Krishnappa Pushpanjali
2015 Figshare  
Cariogram as an effective tool for assessing caries risk, has been demonstrated in many studies. But its application in special children has not been reported. Aim To assess the effectiveness of Cariogram as an oral health educational tool in reducing caries risk of differently-abled subjects. Settings and Design Dental College, Case series. Methods and Material Eight disabled children were enrolled in the study. As a health educational tools Cariogram was used to educate caregivers about
more » ... egivers about interplay of various risk factors in causing dental caries. Followed by tailored diet counseling and oral health advice were delivered. Intervention was given as per Cariogram's instructions. Changes in oral health maintenance and caries risk were assessed after six weeks. Resulst There was significant reduction in caries risk after six weeks of intervention in all subjects. Conclusion Cariogram software could be used as an effective health educational tool.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1414234.v1 fatcat:igbtea3mevdwhopd5uomiarwji