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Utilization of oral health services among adults in a middle income estate in Nairobi.

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ABSTRACT
Background
Good oral health is achieved by one's personal oral hygiene. However, the role of an oral
health practitioner cannot be undermined in achieving it. This study aims at investigating the
need to seek oral health care or lack thereof and the reasons behind each.
Objective
To determine utilization of oral health services by adults in a middle income estate in
Nairobi.
Study Design
This will be a descriptive cross sectional study.
Study Area
This research will be carried out in a middle income estate (Prudential estate) within
Buruburu in Nairobi County, Kenya.
Study Population
Residents of Prudential estate who are over 18 years of age.
Methodology
Data will be gathered using self-administered questionnaires. The data will be analyzed using
Statisticalpackage for social sciences (SPSS) version 16 for Windows.
Perceived benefits
This research project will provide an understanding of the thought process, knowledge and
views of the population towards oral health services in the urban population in Kenya.
Consequently, it will help in improving their oral health and at a higher level, enhance the
'Nairobi call to action', a policy developed during the ib WHO global conference on oral
health promotion held in Nairobi in 200915•

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