Oral health has traditionally been defined in term of disease. Today, health is seen in a wider context: taking into account its impact everyday living. There is several studies are being designing to improve the quality of life. Education of oral health awareness to schoolchildren is important. School teachers can play a major role in imparting knowledge of the causes and prevention of common oral diseases. A school-based program is most effective because children are approached at a time when their health habits are forming.
Aim: To assess the oral health knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of Hindi and English medium schoolteachers toward oral hygiene and oral health in the English and Hindi version of the oral health questionnaire in Indore city.
Material and Methods: In this present study randomized Hindi and English medium schools were chosen in different areas from the city Indore, and teachers of schools constituted the target population of the study. Questionnaires were distributed to the interested teachers.
Results: Majority of school teachers reported acceptable knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, but the English medium school teachers tended to possess more positive attitudes and behaviour than their counterparts (i.e. Hindi medium school teachers).
Conclusion: All the teachers should be engaged in the design and planning stages of school health programmes. Teachers should be made aware of their duties as role models, facilitators and partners of parents and community members. They can avail benefits from oral health promotion efforts and the same way oral health promotion can help them to achieve learning and teaching objectives and skill.