As part of the Faculty’s mission to serve the community using the best scientific evidence, a team of researchers from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health developed a series of health education text messages and videos for mothers of preschool children to brush their children’s teeth. The development of the messages and videos is part of a comprehensive study aimed at addressing the problem of early childhood caries, which is one of the most prevalent health problems in children of this age group in Egypt (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34991701/). The messages are based on the social and subjective norms construct of the Theory of Planned Behavior, and the videos are based on the attitudes construct in the same theory. The research team consists of Dr. Merna Ehab, Dr. Nour Ammar, Dr. Hams Hamed, Dr. Nourhan Ali, Dr. Amira Elwan, Prof. Wafaa Essam and Prof. Maha El Tantawi.
The images show the messages and the videos are available in the study's YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@user-jl6lh9xo5h/videos