Comprehensive School Dental Camps

The Morbidity statistics of the regular School Health Program in the state has reported that nearly 45% of children have dental problems. Tooth caries, Gingivitis, Dental Mottling, Impacted Tooth, Non Eruption of Tooth etc are few of the problems faced by school children. These dental diseases can best be prevented through early detection and primary prevention. It is proposed to conduct state wide screening camps by training of health functionaries and teachers and provide treatment to the affected children using qualified dentists at the school level itself. Students studying in rural schools from the class 3rd to 8th standard will be covered under the programme. A budget of Rs.250 Lakhs has been allocated for taking up this programme.