Examining the Impact of School-based Dental Screening
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03345680|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2017 by King's College London.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : November 17, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Dental Caries||Other: Referred to a specific hospital for treatment||Not Applicable|
Background: Dental caries is one of the most common diseases affecting children in Saudi Arabia despite the availability of free dental services. School-based dental screening could be a potential intervention that might impact uptake of service and subsequently dental caries.
Aim: To examine the effectiveness of school dental screening in promoting dental attendance and reducing untreated caries among primary schoolchildren in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Methods: This is a cluster randomized controlled trial comparing referral of screened-positive children to a specific treatment facility (King Saud University Dental College Hospital) against the current practice (information letter advising parents to take their child to a dentist). A total of 1000 children in 12 schools will be recruited. Schools (clusters) will be randomly selected and allocated to either group using computer software. Clinical assessment for dental caries will be conducted at baseline and after 12 months by dentists using the World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria. Different clinical teams will be used for each trial group to ensure blinded outcome assessment. Data on socio-demographic, behavioural and dental visits will be collected at baseline and follow-up. Outcome measures will be the change in number of decayed teeth and the number of dental visits over 12 months.
Discussion: This project will use a robust design to provide high level of evidence on the clinical benefits of school dental screening. The findings will potentially inform policies related to the continuation/ implementation of school-based dental screening in Saudi Arabia.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||1000 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Examining the Impact of School-based Dental Screening Program on Dental Visits and Dental Caries Among Primary School Children in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 10, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 30, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 1, 2020|
No Intervention: Control Group
Children will be screened, both parents and children will be informed of any abnormalities in the mouth.
Experimental: Interventional Group
Interventional (Dental Screening) Children will be screened for dental caries and referred to a specific hospital for treatment, namely King Saud University Dental College, treatment will be provided free of charge to the referred participants.
Other: Referred to a specific hospital for treatment
To King Saud University Dental College, treatment will be provided free of charge to the referred participants.
Other Name: Interventional group
- change in the number of decayed teeth (untreated caries) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]the change in the number of decayed teeth (untreated caries) in both primary and permanent teeth 12 months after intervention.
- Changes in the proportion of children with untreated caries and whether the child visited the dentist [ Time Frame: 12 months ]The change in the proportion of children with untreated caries in both deciduous and permanent teeth and whether the child visited the dentist
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|Contact: Haya M Alayadi, MScfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Wael Sabbah, PhD||020 3299 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Haya M Alayadi, MSc||King's College London|
|Study Director:||Wael Sabbah, PhD||King's College London|