Educational or Curriculum – School Wide Activity

Initiative Description: The intervention had three elements: inclusion of health topics by teachers in regular classroom activities; health education delivered by the university team to reinforce key educational concepts; and daily in-school tooth brushing to develop healthy practices.

Study Results: Improved daily toothbrushing habits, improved oral health (less ‘bad breath’, pain and absences for emergency dental treatment); more comprehensive health knowledge.

Reference: Macnab, A., & Kasangaki, A. (2012). ‘Many voices, one song’: a model for an oral health programme as a first step in establishing a health promoting school. Health Promotion International, 27(1), 63-73.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good