The prevalence of early childhood caries in the Southern Cape Karoo region.

by Jacobs, Theodore Konrad

Abstract (Summary)

Dental caries is a huge problem among the previously disadvantaged population. Early childhood caries is a problem with infants. This thesis contained information concerning the parents knowledge about their children's oral health and their own personal details. These children were all in the age group 2-5 years. The study findings suggest that parent and parents-to-be, need to be informed on oral health issues concerning their children. This should not solely be the task of dentists but other health care workers as well.

Bibliographical Information:


School:University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

School Location:South Africa

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:dental caries south africa prevention teeth care and hygiene


Date of Publication:01/01/2006

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