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Chapter-14 Dental Health Education

BOOK TITLE: A Textbook of Public Health Dentistry

Author
1. Marya CM
ISBN
9789350252161
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11413_14
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
9
Author Affiliations
1. Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, Haryana, India, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research Faridabad, Haryana, India
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Abstract

All the national oral health strategies published in recent years have stressed the important role dental professional’s play in promoting oral health through health education. It is therefore important that dental health professionals understand the principles of health education and the most effective ways of delivering it within clinical settings. This chapter covers the contents of health education and the principles on which health education is based upon. The models of health education explain how learning leads to change in desired behavior, which is the aim of health education. Key elements in communication and barriers of communication can help to decide which aids and methods should be used to communicate effectively with the target group. Various health education methods and media are described in this chapter.

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