Original Article

Comparison of parents knowledge of bad habits and the severity maloclusion of children in schools with different social levels

Baharuddin M. Ranggang , Riana N. Armedina

Baharuddin M. Ranggang
Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia. Email: baharfkguh@gmail.com

Riana N. Armedina
Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: April 01, 2020 | Cite this Article
Ranggang, B., Armedina, R. 2020. Comparison of parents knowledge of bad habits and the severity maloclusion of children in schools with different social levels. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 5(1): 48-51. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v5i1.1052


Objective: To knows comparison of the level of knowledge of parents of bad habits and the severity of malocclusion children at school with a different social level, namely Elementary School of Kera-Kera Settlement (SD Inpres Kera-Kera) and Al-Biruni Intgrated Islamic Elementary School of Makassar City (SDIT Al-Biruni Makassar). 

Material and Methods: The sampling method used is purposive sampling. Measurement of the level of parental knowledge using a questionnaire, the severity of children's malocclusion using the Occlusion Feature Index (OFI) method.

Results: In the SD Inpres Kera-Kera, the level of knowledge of parents with Low criteria of 63.6%, the severity of malocclusion of children with a very mild OFI score of 2.3%, mild criteria of 34.1%, medium criteria 59, 1%, and the weight criteria are 4.5%. SDIT Al-Biruni assessment of the level of knowledge of good parents as much as 81.4%, the severity of malocclusion with an OFI score of very mild criteria as much as 5.1%, mild criteria as much as 49.2%, medium criteria 42.4%, and severe criteria as much as 3 4%. 

Conclusion: There is a difference in the knowledge of parents of SD Inpres Kera-Kera and SDIT Al-Biruni parents. Parent’s knowledge of bad habits and malocclusion at SDIT Al-Biruni Makassar is far better than that of SD Inpres Kera-Kera

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