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Dental caries is a dental problem that often arises in children. One of the factors that affect higher oral health problem is child behavioral factors associated with its children's knowledge about oral health, so it is important to educate children’s to increase their knowledge that will changes the child's behavior in a positive direction. Children as educational objectives have characteristics according to their physical and cognitive developmen, is important aspect that need to be considered to determine the correct media that we used to learn something to children. The purpose of this study was to determine the difference effect of dental health education between leaflet and pocket book in third grade students.The method that used in this study is non-equivalent control group design, Samples were taken using quota sampling technique. Total samples are 40 children. Both group are given pre-test and then 20 children given education using Leaflet at SDN 17 and 20 children using pocket book at SDN 20. Post test are given on day 7 after education. This study used T dependent test and T independent test (p<0,05). Statistical analysis showed increasing knowledge of this study is significant, the value before and after the given education used leaflets and pocket bookwith significant value of 0,000 (p<0,05). there is different between both media in incresing knowledge, with significant value of 0.003(p>0,05). Leaflet showed an increase of knowledge is greater when compared with the use of a pocket book. Conclusion, leafletis an effective media to increase oral knowledge of dental health.
Keyword :leaflet, pocket book, increase of knowledge