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TitleComparison of knowledge, attitudes and behavior of teachers and learners regarding a school-based oral health programme in Swakopmund, Namibia.
AuthorGarises, Linda Audrey.
SubjectDental caries
Subject Gingivitis
Subject Oral diseases
Subject risk factors
Subject oral diseases
Subject Prevention
Subject Swakopmund
Subject Namibia.
TypeThesis and dissertation
Abstract The study revealed that learners and teachers from both high and low participating schools had positive oral health knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards oral health. However, certain socio-environmental factors which are important determinants of oral health could explain the reasons for low participation in oral health programme by some schools. Therefore the Health Promoting Schools approach is a pragmatic way to promote oral health at schools in Swakopmund district because a Health Promoting School has a healthy public policy that creates a supportive environment for oral health, making healthy choices easier.