UPAYA PENINGKATAN KESEHATAN GIGI DAN MULUT PADA LANSIA (IMPROVING THE ORAL HEALTH OF ELDERLY)
Sari, Desi Sandra
Arina, Yuliana Mahdiyah Daat
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Background Efforts to improve oral health in the elderly group should get special attention from health workers or dentist. This is attributed to its effect on the general health status of the elderly Education program on oral health has never been given to the elderly in both rural posyandu Kalisat and Glagahwero. Routine activities posyandu elderly in every month is just a general medical examination, and even then only checks weight, height and blood pressure . Therefore, it needs to be disseminated to the elderly about the importance of oral health. The method is performed in the form of counseling and oral health training includes DHE , the way the card charging status and a simple examination abnormalities in the oral cavity. To find out about the elderly knowledge of oral health , it can be seen from the pre-test and post-test questions were given. Data were analyzed descriptively. The results obtained based on the assessment of pretest and posttest showed pretest to 23 elderly and 24 elderly Kalisat Glagahwero is above 50 while the posttest values increased despite no one gets a value of 100. The conclusion of this activity is the oral health programs could broaden the elderly as well as help reduce orbidity in elderly dental pukesmas Kalisat in the working area.