ERIC Number: ED260049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher and Principal Survey Results in the National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program.
Klein, Stephen P.; And Others
The National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program was conducted to assess the costs and benefits of combinations of school-based preventive dental care procedures. The program involved almost 30,000 elementary school children from 10 sites across the country. Classroom procedures, such as weekly fluoride mouthrinse, were administered or supervised by classroom teachers. Clinic procedures were provided by a team of dental hygienists under the direction of a dentist. This care involved the applications of a plastic-like coating called sealants, cleaning the teeth with a fluoride paste, and providing a fluoride gel treatment. This report describes the results of teacher and principal surveys conducted during the first, second, and fourth year of field activities. The surveys provide information about how the program was implemented as well as teacher and principal attitudes toward the program as a whole and its various components. The survey results also provide information about possible variations among sites in how the program was conducted. (JD)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Dentistry, Elementary Education, Health Programs, National Programs, Preventive Medicine, Program Attitudes, Program Implementation, School Health Services
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90406-2138 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.