Oral health promotion through schools

Why is oral health important ?

Poor oral health can have a detrimental effect on children’s performance in school and their success in later life. Children who suffer from poor oral health are 12 times more likely to have more restricted-activity days including missing school than those who do not. More than 50 million hours annually are lost from school due to oral diseases. While tooth decay (dental caries) and gum disease (inflammatory periodontal disease) are among the most prevalent or widespread conditions in human populations, other conditions such as trauma of teeth and jaws, dental erosion, developmental enamel defects and oral cancer are also important. Premature loss of deciduous (milk) teeth may lead to malalignment of the permanent (adult) teeth, impacting on an individual’s appearance. Importantly, tooth loss can affect children’s nutritional intake and, consequently, their growth and development.


There are also important links between oral health and general health. For example, gum disease is associated with general health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Similarly, those with complex health problems are sometimes at greater risk of oral diseases that, in turn, further complicate their overall health. Some diseases of the mouth and oral lesions may be the first signs of some life threatening diseases, such as HIV/AIDS.

Read about WHO Oral health promotion through schools here

Why focus efforts through schools ?

The school provides an ideal setting for promoting oral health. At the global level, approximately 80% of children attend primary schools and 60% complete at least four years of education, with wide variations between countries and gender. In some countries, more than 50% of children aged 7 to 14 years are out of school and less than 20% complete the first grade due to exploitation of child labour. Nonetheless, schools remain an important setting, offering an efficient and effective way to reach over 1 billion children worldwide and, through them, families and community members.

Schools can provide a supportive environment for promoting oral health.More importantly, schools may be the only place for children, who are at the highest risk of dental disease, to have access to oral health services. This is particularly true in many developing countries, compounded by a lack of dental personnel. With adequate training, school teachers can play an important role in oral health activities.

Trinity Care Foundation Oral Health Program supports oral health promotion and dental disease prevention in school-based programs for students in low-income schools from 1st standard through 10 standard [ 6 yrs to 16 yrs].

If you intended to partner or support this public health dentistry initiative in Karnataka state, India, Write ✍️ to [ support@trinitycarefoundation.org ]

Trinity Care Foundation has the Trust registration, PAN, TAN, 12A, 80G, Professional tax and FCRA. It is registered with NITI Ayog, Government of India. It is National Health Mission Partner in Karnataka, India.

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Free Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Camp

On the 10th of January 2015,  Trinity Care Foundation conducted a Free Cleft Camp in the government hospital in Chikkanayakanahalli Taluk , Tumakuru District, Karnataka. This medical camp aimed at identifying patients from the region with facial deformities who required Surgical procedures to rectify them.

Trinity Care Foundation is providing Free Surgeries for Poor { Children and Young Adults } with Facial Deformities !

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Trinity Care Foundation worked in conjunction with Karnataka Government officials of different departments in order to organize this Health Camp event. Individuals were informed and directed will in advance to escort patients with facial deformities to this camp. In order to spread the word about the Free Cleft camp,  the foundation informed the general public through various medias.

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The Type of Facial Deformities are :

1. Cleft Lip,
2. Cleft Palate,
3. Nose Deformity due to Cleft,
4. TMJ Ankylosis,
5. Ear Deformity,
6. Facial Tumours
7. Any other Facial Deformities !

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Face Deformities, also known as Facial Defects are deformities in the growth of the skull and facial bones. These are congenital deformities (present at birth) and can be corrected by reconstructive surgery. Face Deformities can be Craniofacial Deformities (affecting the skull), Maxillofacial Deformities (affecting the upper jaw) and Dentofacial Deformities (affecting the bony structure and teeth)

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Trinity Care Foundation ( http://trinitycarefoundation.org/ ) is a Public Health organization that is involved in Holistic Treatment for Children with Facial Deformities, School Health Programs and Outreach Health Programs in Karnataka State, India.. To Know more about Opportunities in Facial Deformity Program, Write to us – ” support@trinitycarefoundation.org ”
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