Purpose: To analyze deft index score based on mothers parenting style on tooth brushing among first grade elementary school students in Banjarbaru. Method: This was an observational analytic cross sectional study with multi stages random sampling technique. A total of 262 first grade students from 9 elementary schools in Banjarbaru city were included as samples. Result: The average score of deft index among study samples was 9.52, No significant difference was found between male and female deft index score. Mothers parenting style on tooth brushing was varied with the highest percentage observed in poor (29.30%) category. There is a significant relationship between the value of parenting in brushing teeth with the def-t index value.
- Deft index
- Mothers parenting style