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 Health
 India
Project #27234

Provide Dental Care to 18000 students in India

by Trinity Care Foundation

Summary

Oral diseases qualify as a major public health problems owing to their high prevalence and incidence. In India, children form about 38% to 40% of the total population, and 80% of them have high levels of dental diseases. School dental screening is seen as a vehicle for bringing children with dental needs in contact with dental services. Dental screening of school children can help disadvantaged children by identifying their dental problems and educating them about their oral health status.
$15,840.00
total goal
$15,620.00
remaining
14
days

Challenge

A total of 4750 students in 22 government schools belonging to the south zone of Bangalore city were selected randomly as a part of the school dental health program by Trinity Care Foundation. Of the Girls in age (6-11yrs), 53.5% had Caries and 17.2% had gingivitis. Of the Boys in age (6-11yrs), 55.3% had Caries and 19.3% had gingivitis. Of the Girls in age (12-15yrs), 48.5% had Caries and 24.7% had gingivitis. Of the Boys in age (12-15yrs), 40.2% had Caries and 33.5% had gingivitis.

Solution

Dental screening of school children can help disadvantaged children by identifying their dental problems and educating them about their oral health status and motivating them to obtain appropriate treatment. To provide on the spot diagnostic preventive & curative dental health Care Services to the school children through fully equipped Mobile Dental Clinic units along with Dental screening and oral health education.

Long-Term Impact

Habit of tooth-brushing will begin at family level and parents will encourage this habit. Disadvantaged children will be able to get quality dental care in their schools, wherein incidence of Dental Caries and Gum bleeding will decrease.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.trinitycarefoundation.com
Oral health through health promoting schools
Health of young people is strongly linked..
The internship is open to Dentists
School Oral Health Project

Organization Information

Trinity Care Foundation

Location: Bangalore - India
Website: http:/​/​www.trinitycarefoundation.com
Project Leader:
Tony Thomas
Bengaluru, Karnataka India
March 2017 Accelerator
Donations: $220 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 3 (40 needed)
 
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