Background: Dental and oral disease is one of the most common health problems in Indonesia with a prevalence of 57.6% and only 10.2% who receive treatment. The level of oral health literacy in health students needs to be known to carry out this role based on interprofessional education (IPE) in improving dental and oral health services to the community. Purpose: To determine the level of dental and oral health literacy in health students (fields other than dental health) in Surabaya. Methods: Using a research design is an observational analytic conducted on health (non-dentistry) students at universities in Surabaya. Using the questionnaire there were 7 questions answered on a scale of 0-4 (very not-very agree), categorization using a score of T. Where T> 50 is a good category, and T <50 is a poor category and then analyzed the data using the Chi-square method. Results: 51.32% of non health students were categorized as having dental health literacy levels. Based on the study program group, 58.2% of the students of the Faculty of Medicine and 47.54% of the students of health (non-dentistry) were categorized as good. Based on sex 44.12% male health students and 52.9% female health students were categorized as good. Conclusion: The level of dental and oral health literacy in health students (non dentistry) in Surabaya as a whole does not show a significant comparison with the level of literacy in medicine students better than health students (non dentistry).
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2020|
- Dental and oral health Health major students
- Interprofessional education
- Literacy level
- Public health services