Recommendations for Oral Health Promotion

  • Promote network of oral health check up camps and a nation-wide Child Dental Care Centres to promote oral health.
  • Establish school-based dental health programmes in schools to promote preventive dental services.
  • Promote dental sealants by providing sealant equipment to select providers in targeted areas where utilization is low.
  • Educate dental providers to include oral screening with every physical exam.
  • Integrate oral health into health literacy programmes. Develop and disseminate educational materials focusing attention on topics such as caries in young children, maternal oral health, oral cancer, fluoride, dental sealants and the importance of good dietary habits.
  • Disseminate existing guidelines, recommendations and best practices regarding childhood caries and maternal oral health to the dental professionals, practitioners, counselors and other appropriate health care workers.
  • Educate communities on oral health topics such as fluoridation, early childhood caries prevention, maternal oral health and injury prevention.
  • Oral health screening as part of the school physical examination in appropriate grade levels.