Indonesia Oral Hygiene Education Phase II

(Project period:2004~ Project site:Gianyar District, Bali Province)

In the Phase I project from 1998 to 2003, PHJ focused on strengthening dental care services of a clinic in terms of technology and equipment and oral hygiene education directed to elementary school and kindergarten children. In the latter program, school health care staff trained junior dentists who acted as peer educators to teach younger children.
Having learned of many abnormal tooth growth among the children in the Phase I project, PHJ decided to focus on the empowerment of pediatric dental technology in the Phase II project. Accordingly, PHJ organizes a week-long technical seminar every year to provide a brush-up training to health staffs and dental staffs. Lecturers are from universities in Japan or Indonesia.