An evaluation of the effectiveness of community preventive periodontal education

M. B. Bakdash, K. M. Keenan

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This paper reports a study which was undertaken to further evaluate the effectiveness of 'Seven Warning Signs of Gum Disease' when used in conjunction with a short slide-tape presentation in Community Preventive Periodontal Education. Although this 'one experience' study demonstrates that the use of educational materials is helpful in improving public awareness and behavior in relation to periodontal disease, the long-term impact that we seek will not be achieved without constant and periodic effort by the dental profession and patients alike. Further research is needed in this area to explore the designing of more attractive and influential educational material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-366
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of periodontology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1978


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