Journal article

Evaluation of a community-based early childhood caries (ECC) intervention in Cambodia

Bathsheba Turton, Callum Durward, Felicity Crombie, Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Sopharith Soeurn, David J Manton

Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: To critically evaluate an early childhood caries (ECC) intervention performed by non-dental primary healthcare providers. METHODS: This mixed-methods investigation includes data from three sources: (a) a pilot non-randomized controlled trial to examine clinical outcomes at four health centres; (b) stakeholder focus group interviews; and (c) a survey of parents whose children were exposed to the intervention. The pilot study involved four Community Health Centres in rural Cambodia whereby mother-child (6-24 months of age)dyads received oral health education (OHE), toothbrushes, fluoride toothpaste and fluoride varnish on up to six occasions as part of the routine vaccination schedu..

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