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Health education is a process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health. Oral health education is an important part of oral health promotion and is an essential and basic part of oral health services. Aim of health education is to provide information to improve oral health, knowledge for adoption of a healthier lifestyle, changed attitudes and desirable behaviours. The aim of this study is to determine the number of patients that return after receiving first counseling of health education. A retrospective study was done in an institutional setting to study Among patients who have visited the dental facility, the records of the patients were obtained from a given time period of June 2019 to April 2020. Data was retrieved and evaluated by 2 reviewers. Once the data was collected, it was then tabulated based on the parameters which are gender, first visit, second visit and OHI score.The data was sorted and was tabulated in excel. Analysis of data was done in SPSS software. Total of 6245 patients received health education on their first visit. Only 8.3% of the patients returned for a second visit. Highest number of patients who returned for a second visit belong to a younger age group (17-40 years) which is 5.84%. Mean OHIs is 1.84 for patients who have returned for a second visit .It was concluded that patients with a higher OHI score tend to return for a second visit and this shows the willingness of patients to return to a dental hospital to improve their oral health in chennai city.