• citations in SCIndeks: 0
  • citations in CrossRef:0
  • citations in Google Scholar:[]
  • visits in previous 30 days:5
  • full-text downloads in 30 days:5


article: 6 from 38  
Back back to result list
2016, vol. 47, iss. 2, pp. 106-113
Assessment of the level of oral health education and awareness among members of public opinion in the territory of Banja Luka
aUniversity of Banja Luka, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric and Preventive dentistry, Republic of Srpska, B&H
bUniversity of Banja Luka, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthodontics, Republic of Srpska, B&H
Introduction: The level of dental care development can be a good indicator of prosperity in society. Prevention of dental diseases and the provision of appropriate care require well planned and coordinated programs integrated into the overall health care system. Aim of the Study: The aim is to determine the level of oral health knowledge and contemporary possibilities of prevention in population groups of public opinion in charge of decision-making and funding of prevention programs in potential executors in the prevention program, as well as parents of preschool children in Banja Luka. Patients and Methods: The study was conducted on a sample of 310 respondents randomly selected in urban and rural areas in the municipality of Banja Luka. The testing was conducted by means of anonymous questionnaire about the level of oral health education of the respondents, attitudes about the prevention of oral diseases and health education in dentistry. Respondents consisted of 60 representatives of legislative and executive authorities, 60 people from the media, 80 teachers in kindergartens, 60 parents of children up to six years and 50 dentists from the state sector. Results: The majority of respondents (65%) believed that it is possible to determine the risk before the onset of tooth decay, which was statistically significant (p <0.001). Only 6% of respondents know epidemiologically proven fact that there are people without dental caries (caries-free). The government representatives were 100%, while parents were 75% convinced that there is enough knowledge about dental health. All groups significantly highlighted the mass media and educational institutions as holders of health education. Conclusion: There is a diversity of opinion between the groups questioned, which significantly affects on making the image of the complete sample being not true reflection of public opinion. The respondents are not familiar enough with modern knowledge, possibilities and accomplishments in preventive dentistry.
Amstutz, R.D., Rozier, R. G. (1995) Community risk indicators for dental caries in schoolchildren: an ecologic study. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 23(3): 129-137
Bondarik, E., Leous, P. (2004) Oral Health and Children Attitudes Among Mothers and Schoolteachers in Belarus. Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal, 6: 40-3
Bratthall, D., Hdnsel, G., Sundberg, H. (1996) Reasons for the caries decline: What do the experts believe?. Eur J Oral Sci, 104(4( Pt 2)): 416-22; discussion 423-5, 430-2
Chen, M. (1995) Oral health of disadvantaged populations. in: Cohen L.K., Gift H. [ed.] Disease prevention and oral health promotion, Socio-dental sciences in action, Copenhagen: Munksgaard
Hobdell, M.H., Oliveira, E.R., Bautista, R., Myburgh, N.G., Lalloo, R., Narendran, S., Johnson, N.W. (2003) Oral diseases and socio-economic status (SES). British Dental Journal, 194(2): 91-96
Hobdell, M., Petersen, P.E., Clarkson, J., Johnson, N. (2003) Global goals for oral health 2020. Int Dent J, 53(5): 285-8
Hung, H., Willett, W., Merchant, A., Rosner, B.A., Ascherio, A., Joshipura, K.J. (2003) Oral Health and Peripheral Arterial Disease. Circulation, 107(8): 1152-1157
Ilić, O. (2007) Ispitivanje faktora rizika za nastanak oralnih oboljenja na teriroriji Banjaluke. Banja Luka: Medicinski fakultet, magistarski rad
Jansson, L., Lavstedt, S., Frithiof, L. (2002) Relationship between oral health and mortality rate. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 29(11): 1029-1034
Kaivusilta, L., Honkala, S., Honkala, E., Rimpela, A. (1989) Tooth brushingknowledge. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 17: 170
Loesche, W.J. (1997) Association of the oral flora with important medical diseases. Curr Opin Periodontol, 4: 21-8
Metal, C. (1997) Comparing Oral Health Systems. A Second International Collaborative Study. Geneva: World Health Organization
Musacchio, E., Perissinotto, E., Binotto, P., Sartori, L., Silva-Netto, F., Zambon, S., Manzato, E., Chiara, C.M., Baggio, G., Crepaldi, G. (2007) Tooth loss in the elderly and its association with nutritional status, socio-economic and lifestyle factors. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 65(2): 78-86
Peres, M.A., Peres, K.G., de Barros, A.J.D., Victora, C.G. (2007) The relation between family socioeconomic trajectories from childhood to adolescence and dental caries and associated oral behaviours. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 61(2): 141-145
Petersen, P.E., Christensen, L.B., Moller, I.J., Johansen, K.S. (2004) Continuous improvement of oral health in Europe: The approach of the World Health. WHO
Petersen, P.E. (2005) Sociobehavioural risk factors in dental caries - international perspectives. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 33(4): 274-9
Petersen, P.E., Kwan, S. (2004) Evaluation of community-based oral health promotion and oral disease prevention: WHO recommendations for improved evidence in public health practice. Community Dent Health, 21(4 Suppl): 319-29
Petersen, P.E. (2003) The World Oral Health Report 2003: Continuous improvement of oral health in the 21st century: The approach of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 31 Suppl 1: 3-23
Reisine, S.T., Psoter, W. (2001) Socioeconomic status and selected behavioral determinants as risk factors for dental caries. Journal of Dental Education, Volume 65, br. 10, 1009-1016
Rohr-Inglehart, M., Bagramian, R.A. (2002) Oral health-related quality of life. Chicago: Quintessence
Sanders, A.E., Spencer, A. J., Slade, G.D. (2006) Evaluating the role of dental behaviour in oral health inequalities. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 34(1): 71-79
Slade, G.D. (1998) Assessing change in quality of life using the Oral Health Impact Profile. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 26(1): 52-61
Vulović, M.D., Beloica, D., Gajić, M., Stevanović, R., Ivanović, M.D., Carević, M.R., Vulićević, Z.R., Marković, D.Lj. (1990) Preventivni program u stomatologiji. Beograd: Naučna knjiga
WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Care Planning and Future Scenarios (2002) Basic package for oral care. Nijmegen: University of Nijmegen
World Health Organization (1996) The status of school health. Geneva
World Health Organization (2003) Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases. WHO Technical Report Series, Geneva, 916
World Health Organisation (2003) Oral health promotion through schools. in: WHO Information Series on School Health, Geneva: WHO, Document 11
World Health Organization (1997) Oral health surveys: Basic - methods. Geneva, 4th ed
World Health Organization (2003) Surveillance of Risk Factors Related to Noncommunicable Diseases. Geneva: World Health Organization
World Health Organisation (1978) Primary health care: Report of the international conference on primary health care. in: Alma Ata, USSR, 6-12 Sep. 1978, Geneva: WHO
World Health Organization-WHO Headquarters WHO oral health country/area profile programme. Geneva, Oral Health Programme, Available at: March 18th, 2016
World Health Organization-WHO Headquarters WHO oral health country/area profile programme. Geneva, Oral Health Programme, Available at: www.whocollab.od.mah. se/. Accessed March 20th 2016
World Health Organization (1999) Health 21: The health for all policy framework for the WHO European Region. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe


article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.18575/
published in SCIndeks: 14/02/2019

Related records

No related records