ERIC Number: ED031734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Guide for Dental Health Education; Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.
Missouri State Board of Education, Jefferson City.
This dental health guide, prepared by the Missouri State Department of Education in cooperation with the State Dental Association and the Division of Health, attempts to develop understandings, habits, and attitudes regarding dental health through a correlated program of instruction for all grade levels. Specific objectives of the program are to teach: (1) care of the teeth, (2) proper dental nutrition, (3) the role of the family dentist, (4) the importance of dental care to appearance and general health, (5) functions of the teeth, (6) problems of dental decay, (7) personal responsibility for individual dental health, and (8) job-opportunities in the field of dental health. Guides are included for primary, intermediate, and junior and senior high levels, which include suggestions to teachers for classroom discussions and activities. A section is devoted to background material with which the teacher should be acquainted to enable her to answer questions which will come up in class. Instructional outlines plus suggestions for related class activities and resource materials are listed. Sample dental forms are included which concern communication with parents on necessary dental care for their children. (Author/CJ)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri State Board of Education, Jefferson City.