ERIC Number: ED152696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Attitudinal Acceptance of a Childrens' Incremental Dental Care Program by Parents, Teachers and School Administrators. Special Report.
Guess, L. Lynn; Williams, Jay R.
This special report on the Chattanooga Incremental Dental Care Program presents an overview of the project and a summary analysis of the attitudes of parents, teachers, and school administrators to the program. The project provided dental care in the public elementary schools at specific intervals of time to specific age groups in order to establish and maintain a state of oral health. Dental services were extended to recipients of the care in an incremental fashion: cohort A entered the program at time "a" and received all dental services required to remedy existing oral health problems; the cohort was subsequently provided dental care at annual intervals to maintain the desired state of oral health. The next and subsequent years' cohorts entered the system in their respective annual increments and were treated in the same fashion. The project began with eligible first graders, so that after a period of six years, all children were receiving annual dental care. Issues addressed in the survey are: (1) was the incremental nature of the project accepted ; or not accepted? (2) How well or poorly was it accepted? (3) can the experience be projected or translated to a national level? (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for the Study of Social Behavior.
Note: For related document, see SP 012 256