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2003, Vol. 5, No. 3


Biological Response to Dental Implant Loading / Overloading. Implant Overloading: Empiricism or Science?

Pecularities of Generation of Superoxide Anion of Peripheral Blood Leukocytes in Periodontitis

Magnetic Resonance Evaluation Between the Relationship of the Temporomandibular Joint Disk and condylar Head Displacement

The prevalence of gingivitis among 4-16 year old schoolchildren in Kaunas

New Acid Etched Titanium Dental Implant Surface

Health Behaviour among Students of Kaunas Universities: Dental Health and Oral Hygiene

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Health Behaviour among Students of Kaunas Universities:
Dental Health and Oral Hygiene

Dalius Petrauskas, Janina Petkeviciene, Jurate Klumbiene, Jolanta Siudikiene


The article presents the study data on oral hygiene and oral health of the first year students. The study was carried out in six universities of Kaunas in 2000. A standardized, self-administrated questionnaire was filled in by 1029 students. Half of the students assessed their oral health as very good and good. The association between self-reported oral health and self-reported health, health awareness and parents’ education was found. Half of the men and 79.7% of the women brushed their teeth more than once a day. Oral hygiene behaviour was related with the subject of the study, self- reported health and health awareness. The obtained data revealed that 25% of the men and 14.6% of the women had not been to the dentist during the last year. Only 42% of the students visited a dentist for preventive examination. Improvement of the students’ oral health should be one the tasks of health promotion programs at universities.

Key words: students, dental health, oral hygiene

Address correspondence D. Petrauskas: Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute of Biomedical Research, Kaunas Medical University, Eiveniu str. 4, Kaunas, Lithuania. E-mail:;

Received: 22 08 2003

Accepted for publishing: 27 09 2003