Apollonia 2020 is delivered through health education (dental health educators visit kindergarten groups and elementary schools classes 2 -3 times a year). This involves daily brushing in kindergartens, and examinations of kindergarten-children by “patron dentists” in a dentist´s surgery once every two years. The programme also includes examinations of schoolchildren in first and fourth grades of elementary school.
The financial sustainability and cost-effectiveness of the programme is evaluated annually. During its implementation, the percentage of caries-free 6-year-old children has increased from 44% in 2006 to 53% in 2014.
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