Introduction: Dental caries is a dental problem that often arises in children. One of the factors that affect higher oral health problem is a behavioral factor associated with its children knowledge about oral health, so it is important to educate children to increase their knowledge that will change their behavior in a positive direction.Â The purpose of this study is to determine the differential effect of dental health education with leaflet and pocketbook in third-grade students.
Method: This type of research is Quasi-Experimental with the method that used in this study is non-equivalent control group design. Samples were taken using a quota sampling technique. Samples were taken from the health service of Padang city in 2014 that showed both of the elementary school (ES) ( ES 17 and ES 20) have the highest oral health problem. Total samples are 40 children, 20 children of ES 17 and 20 children of ES 20. Both groups were given a pre-test and then at ES 17 given education with media leaflet and at ES 20 class with the pocketbook. Post-test was done on day seven after giving education. This study used aÂ dependent sample t-test and independent sample t-test (p<0.05).
Result: Statistical analysis showed increasing knowledge significantly, the value before and after the given education used leaflet and pocketbook with the significant value of p=0.000 (p<0.05). There is different between both media in increasing knowledge, with the significant value of 0.003(p>0.05). The Leaflet shows an increase of knowledge is greater than the use a pocketbook.
Conclusion: Leaflet is an effective media to increase oral knowledge of dental health.