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2009, Vol.9, No.1

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    A study on the oral health care of pregnant women in a region

    이가연 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.1~14 | number of Cited : 12
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    The purpose of this study was to examine the oral health care aware-ness of pregnant women and their actual oral health care in an effort to provide information on how to assist pregnant women to have the right knowledge on oral health and improve their oral health care. The subjects in this study were pregnant women who used obstetrics and gynecology hospitals or participated in pregnancy/ child-rearing programs in the region of P. After a self-administered survey was conducted in July and August 2008, the following findings were given: 1. As for the best case of oral health care, the largest number(77.2%) of the pregnant women investigated brushed all the teeth, gums and tongue when they did toothbrushing. The smallest number of the women(6.8%) spent three minutes or more brushing their teeth. 2. As to dental treatment experience during pregnancy by age, 27.0 percent of the age 26-30 group had ever received dental treatment during pregnancy, which was higher than the rates of the other age groups with the same experience. 3. Regarding the necessity of oral health education geared toward pregnant women, 94.1 percent of the age 26-30 group and 96.3 percent of the group of age 31 and up felt the need for that, which were significantly higher than 72.7 percent of the age 20-25 group who agreed to the necessity of that education. 4. As to connections between oral health status and oral health care, the women who were in good oral health got 6.60 on oral health care. They scored significantly higher than those who were in a moderate state of oral health and who were in bad oral health, as the latter two groups respectively got 5. There was a significant correlation between oral health state and oral health care and between oral health knowledge and oral health care. The better oral health status led to better oral health knowledge, and the better oral health knowledge was followed by better oral health care. 6. As for factors affecting oral health care, oral health knowledge had the largest impact on that, followed by age, oral health status, experience of receiving oral health education for pregnant woman, dental treatment experience during pregnancy, monthly income and stress caused by oral diseases. Given the findings of the study, oral health education should be provided in light of the special physical and mental state of pregnant women. They should be encouraged to receive possible dental treatment during pregnancy if necessary, and they should learn about how to cope with a dental disease in case of develop it.
  • 2.

    A study on the oral prophylaxis subject satisfaction of the dental hygiene department students in some area

    심형순 | 이향님 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.15~26 | number of Cited : 1
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    The purpose of this study was to prepare improved education guideline by grasping parts and items felt difficult to apply instruments by the students of the dental hygiene department in the practice of oral prophylaxis using manikin and analyzing factors influencing the satisfaction at the oral prophylaxis subject. To achieve this purpose, 285 senior students of the dental hygiene department located in the Kwangju. Jeonnam area who took theory and practice courses of oral prophylaxis but only practiced the manikin from the second semester of 1st year were selected as the subjects. The following results were obtained. 1. In the manikin, the most difficult part was maxillary anterior lingual in the use of explorer, sickle scaler, and universal curet, and maxillary right posterior lingual was in the use of gracey curet. In the dentiform, the most difficult item was instrument stroke in the use of explorer, sickle scaler, universal curet and gracey curet. 2. The highest stressor was the lack of knowledge and skill in practice of oral prophylaxis, followed by the lack of confidence, and difference between theory and practice in oral prophylaxis. The overall practice satisfaction was 3.23 at oral prophylaxis. The highest satisfaction was found in patient and operator position(3.51), followed by basic skill(3.34), the way to use hand instrumentation( 3.16), and the way to use oral examination instrumentation(3.01). 3. According to school records, satisfaction at oral prophylaxis practice satisfaction was 3.36 of good, 3.24 of fair, and 3.06 of poor, suggesting significant difference(p<0.05). Students who participated just in practice during a school term showed 3.47 of satisfaction. The highest satisfaction was found in a full-time professor as a professor in charge(3.24) and there was significant difference(p<0.05). 4. The highest correlated factor between oral prophylaxis theory and practice satisfaction was curriculum satisfaction. The use of hand instrumentation was found to have the greatest effect on the practice satisfaction at oral prophylaxis, followed by basic skill, the way of basic instrumentation, and position. There was statistically significant difference(p<0.01).
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    A study on the oral health of some disabled people with mental retardation

    박일순 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.27~43 | number of Cited : 4
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    Purpose : The purpose of this study was to examine the oral health state of disabled people with mental retardation in an attempt to pave the way for oral health care planning geared toward the disabled. Subjects and Method : The subjects in this study were 46 mentally retarded people who attended rehabilitation centers for the disabled in the city of Wonju, Gangwon Province. After a survey was conducted, the collected data were analyzed with SPSS 13.0 program, and frequency analysis, percentage, ANOVA and t-test were utilized. Results : The findings of the study were as follows: 1. The simplified oral hygiene index of the mentally retarded people was 1.32, which was on the average. 2. The decayed teeth index and decayed teeth rate of the mentally retarded people were respectively 13.48 and 48.13 percent, which were above the average. 3. The decayed surface index and decayed surface rate of the mentally retarded people were respectively 27.17 and 17.39 percent. 4. The simplified debris index of the mentally retarded people significantly varied with gender(p<.01), and missing teeth index(p<.05) and missing surface index differed significantly with age. Filled surface index was significantly different according to the region. Conclusion : The findings of the study illustrated that their indexes related dental caries experience were high. In order to promote the oral health of the disabled with mental retardation, prolonged research should be implemented, and a dental checkup should be carried out on a regular basis by specialists. Preventive care and early treatment should be provided, and the development of customized oral health education programs tailored to different sorts of disabilities and oral health control methods is required.
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    A research of dental hygienists’ recognition on dental infection

    이가연 | 이정애 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.45~58 | number of Cited : 4
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    The purpose of this study was to examine the recognition level related to the infection prevention in dental medical institute in dental hygienists and to offer basic data of enhancing the knowledge education in dental hygienists on the infection prevention according to it. As a result of collecting and analyzing data by using the self-administered questionnaire on April 27, 2008 targeting 230 dental hygienists who are working at hospitals and clinics in P,K region, the following conclusions were obtained. 1. Dental hygienists’ recognition on hospital-virus treatment method was indicated to be averagely 1.20 out of 3-point perfection. 2. The recognition on infection was indicated to be averagely 2.64 out of 4-point perfection. The statistically significant difference was shown with the appearance of periodical health examination(t=-2.42, p<.05) and by infection-education experience(t=2.28, p<0.05). 3. The recognition on an infection disease was indicated to be averagely 4.38 out of 8-point perfection. The significant difference(t=3.52, p<0.05) was shown depending on task in charge. 4. The recognition on the infection prevention in dental treatment institute was indicated to be averagely 4.89 out of 7-point perfection. The recognition on the infection prevention of dental treatment institute in dental hygienists, who work for general hospital, was indicated to be the highest. Accordingly, it was considered to be required an effort for dental hygienists, other dental-medical practitioners, and patients to be able to treated safely by enhancing the recognition level on infection prevention in dental hygienists and by maximally reducing exposure to infection in dental medical institute.
  • 5.

    Newspaper analysis of research on dental hygienists in Korea from 2005 to 2008

    Sanghwan Oh | 장종화 | 남용옥 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.59~71 | number of Cited : 3
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    Objectives : The purpose of this study is to devise a way of the dental hygienist to explore the articles of dental hygienist that were presented in the newspaper during the recent 3 years of Korea. Methods : This study is to examine dental hygienist articles with content analysis in the KINDS(Korean Integrated News Database System) of the Korean Press Foundation. Data were gathered from the printed newspaper of Korea over a period of 3 years - 1 March, 2005 to 30 March 2008. News reports, comments and letters to the editor were analysed, which revealed an image of dental hygienist that we would like to explore and debate. The obtained data from the frequency, percentage, chi-squared test between categories after inter-coder reliability test (reliability 0.96). Results : The articles of dental hygienist according to type of newspaper,‘ local newspaper’showed higher frequency than ‘metropolitan newspaper’. It mix ‘치과위생사’(42.3%), ‘치위생사’(49.4%), and ‘위생사’(3.9%) in use of name. The article pattern, ‘news’40.0%, ‘information·commentary’18.3%, ‘interview·man’15.8%, ‘special news’14.2% in metropolitan newspaper, then, ‘news’72.6%, ‘information·commentary’23.2% in local newspaper (p<0.05). Most plenty of subect is ‘administration·system’, and then ‘celebration’, ‘publicity’. It showed ‘seoul’was ‘information·commentary’, ‘country’was ‘administration·system’, ‘whole’was ‘legal duty’, ‘unrelated area’was ‘social·living’in the topic of article according to newsbeat(p<0.05). Conclusions : These results suggest that it is necessary to publicity name, duty of dental hygienist in metropolitan newspaper officially.
  • 6.

    A study on the professional self-concept of dental hygiene students and their satisfaction level with clinical practice

    강용주 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.73~84 | number of Cited : 26
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    The purpose of this study was to examine the professional self- concept of dental hygiene students, their satisfaction level with clinical practice and the correlation of the two factors. The subjects in this study were 129 dental hygiene seniors at a college located in the city of J. The selected students had been engaged in a 16-week clinical practice. The findings of the study were as follows: 1. The dental hygiene students investigated got a mean of 3.34 out of possible five points on professional self-concept. As for the subfactors of professional self-concept, they got 3.75, 3.38 and 2.87 respectively on communication, professional work handling and satisfaction level. 2. They got a mean of 3.29 out of possible five points on satisfaction level with clinical practice. As to the subfactors of the satisfaction level, they gave 3.60, 3.50, 3.46, 3.04 and 2.83 to environments for practice, the content of practice, supervision, the length of practice and evaluation respectively. 3. In regard to the relationship of general characteristics to professional self-concept, satisfaction level with the major and social perception of dental hygienist made significant differences to professional self-concept. 4. As for connections between the general characteristics and satisfaction level with clinical practice, satisfaction with clinical practice was significantly different according to satisfaction with the major, satisfaction with the amount of practice and satisfaction with social perception of dental hygienist. 5. There was a significantly positive correlation between professional self-concept and satisfaction level with clinical practice(r=.383, p=.001). In conclusion, how much dental hygienists who are trained to be a dental hygienist are gratified with clinical practice is one of integral factors to affect their development of professional self-concept. Therefore prolonged research efforts should be directed into determining in which way clinical practice should be implemented to develop the professional self-concept of would-be dental hygienists and how to raise their satisfaction with clinical practice.
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    Awareness of dental hygienists about on-the-job training in public health sector

    조은별 | 김영남 | 박덕영 and 1other persons | 2009, 9(1) | pp.85~99 | number of Cited : 2
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    The purpose of this study was to examine the awareness of dental hygienists about on-the-job training in public health sector in an effort to stir up their on-the-job training(OJT) and to facilitate the planning of successful educational programs. A survey was conducted nationwide for two months in October and November 2006, and the answer sheets from 811 dental hygienists were analyzed. The findings of the study were as follows: 1. 40.7 percent of the dental hygienists investigated never underwent OJT geared toward public officials, which wasn’t linked to oral health. 2. As for the experiences of professional oral health education(or OJT) as members of local public dental clinics by service term, 64.9 percent of the dental hygienists who had worked for less than 10 years never received that kind of education, and 70.5 percent of those with a 15-year or more career received that education just once(p<0.05). The dental hygienists who received that education viewed it favorably, as they found that to be conducive to their job performance. In the event of those who didn’t receive that education, a lack of chance to do that was the most common reason. 3. In regard to motivation of receiving professional oral health education(or OJT), the largest rate of the dental hygienists who stood at 71.9 percent received that education voluntarily in pursuit of self- development and better job performance. The training programs provided by the oral health division of the Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs were excluded in this study. As to educational spending by the dental hygienists or their employers over the past two years, 56.9 percent paid 100 thousand to less than 500 thousand won. 46.6 percent never paid for that, and about 15.5 percent received education at their own expenses. Concerning the form of OJT, lectures were provided to 50.3 percent. 4. The dental hygienists who worked in local public health clinics hoped for more intensive and better education and training related to oral health projects.
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    The status of use of oral care products in Korea at 2006

    구은주 | 문소정 | 정원균 and 1other persons | 2009, 9(1) | pp.101~111 | number of Cited : 7
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    Objectives : The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of oral hygiene products in Korean adult population. And it was conducted to make a baseline in planning the operation of the oral health for the Korean adult. Methods : The National Survey data of Oral Health was used. The use of each oral hygiene product was analysed according to socioeconomic status (Age, Occupation, Residential district), smoking status and concern about one’s oral health. The subject of this study were 14,368 of 2000 year, 3,526 of 2003 year and 2,439 of 2006 year. They were organized from 20s to 60s. Data was analysed into Pearson chi-square test and Fisher’s exact test using SAS 8.01 program. Results : 1. The rate of using oral hygiene product was increased, but the rate of non-using people remains 65.8% on the 2006 data. 2. The non-using group of the oral hygiene products was the age of sixty, farmer, rancher, fisherman, military, ruralist, smoker and the people do not concern about their oral health(p<0.05). Conclusion : To improve the rate of using oral hygiene products, effective motivation method would be necessary. In addition, It is required to educate the group more individually. This is for them to have a interesting about oral hygiene products and learn how to choice appropriate product. In the future, study about the reason of non-using oral hygiene products, and more concrete method for improving their behavior would be needed.
  • 9.

    Analysis an opinion of dentists and staff of dental clinic about image of dental hygienist

    류혜겸 | 최성숙 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.113~123 | number of Cited : 2
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    This study was undertaken evaluate the general image for dental hygienist. A questionnaire was given to each Dentist, the staff of dental. 65 Dentist, 145 the staff of dental were included in the subjects between Jul. 1 and Oct. 30, 2008. The collected data was analysed by the SPSS Win 12.0/PC using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, chi-square, t-test, ANOVA. The image for the dental hygienist was analyzed by 28 items. As a result of analysis on image of dental hygienist, The Dentist’s group and staff’s group, both appreciated positive image that explain process of treatment to patient very well, having professional knowledge and experienced skill, carries on an effective and valuable work. give a confidenced to patient. These group also gave negative image in the aspect that the dental hygienist is stressful job, handmaid of Dentist, participate of decided something for dental clinic, having association activities. It is necessary for dental hygienist by oneself development ability through science congress variety major and acquirement new technology, exchange imformation, interchange activities, and association of dental hygienist should efforts for growing up image through mass media.
  • 10.

    Relationship between oral environment and halitosis

    이영옥 | Tae-Yong Lee | 민희홍 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.125~139 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objective : This study was performed in order to provide basic data for halitosis prevention and establish a device to efficiently eliminate halitosis and to analyze the factors that affect the halitosis. Methods: Oral examination on the Gingival index, CPITN, Tongue Plaque index, and OHI-S as well as halitosis measurement among 293 rural residents. Results : Gingival index was high at mild on female and at moderate on male(p=0.025). Sorting the result by age, mild was 54.1% in the 40s, and moderate was 49.5%, 42.0% and 70.0% each in the 50s, 60s, and the 70s(p=0.005). The need for dental plaque management was 100%. The need for scaling was high with 78.3%, 93.0%, 89.9%, and 90.0% each for the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. The need for complex periodontal treatment was also high with 32.4%, 47.5%, 48.7% and 60.0%, each for the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s(p=0.050). The highest bad condition for OHI-S was 69.5%, and good being 18.9%, and very bad being 11.6%. For moderate tongue plaque index was 74.4% as the highest. As the level of education increased, the slight tongue plague was increased, but in contrast, the moderate and higher tongue plague index was decreased(p=0.010). OG under 50ppm was 61.1% on male and OG over 50ppm was 50.9% on female(p=0.041). In OG over 50ppm, CPITN was 52.1% and 41.9% in scaling and complex periodontal treatment group(p=0.018). OHI-S, in bad and very bad condition with OG, over 50ppm, was 48.7% and 46.9%(p=0.019). The higher tongue plague index showed significant amount of increase at OG and EG above 50ppm(p=0.006). NH3, as the tongue plaque index increased, the wider range of distribution was shown(p=0.000). As for the multiple regression analysis result, there have been selected females and tongue plaque index as factors affecting OG. There have been selected age and tongue plaque index as factors affecting EG and there have been selected females as factors affecting on NH₃. Conclusions : With the aforementioned results in mind, the status of halitosis among rural residents is considered to bare a close relation with oral environments. we have to focus on correct tooth brushing methods and tongue brushing, with using tongue cleaner to remove fur of tongue plaque. Also, in order to analyze exactly the factors of individual halitosis, we need continuous and systematic study.
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    Research on the degree and experience of dental hygienists musculoskeletal symptoms

    박정란 | 한동욱 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.141~151 | number of Cited : 7
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    Cognitive degree of musculoskeletal symptoms and existence (or non-existence) of experience was conducted following dental hygienists' health habits, heath state and working environment targeting dental hygienists who were working for the dental clinics in Masan-si, Changwon-si and Jinhae-si in Gyeongsangnam-do for one year or more. The research findings were as follows. 1. Cognitive degree of musculoskeletal symptom following general characteristics was the highest among the subjects who were 40 years old or above. 2. As for the education level, cognitive degree of musculoskeletal symptoms was high while prevalence was low, which were statistically significant when the education level was higher. 3. Cognitive degree of musculoskeletal symptom was high when the subjects exercised, and cognitive degree of musculoskeletal symptom and prevalence were significantly high when they are engaged in leisure activities or hobbies. 4. Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms was statistically high if they are afflicted with disease, if they feel burdened by their job, if they suffer from considerable physical fatigue, if they feel chronic fatigue or if they feel that their health state is poor. 5. Cognitive degree of musculoskeletal symptom and prevalence were higher, which was statistically significant, when the number of years worked was higher. 6. Cognitive degree of musculoskeletal symptom was higher, but prevalence was lower when the time that they were seated was longer. This research demonstrated that the musculoskeletal disorders related to their job that afflicts the dental hygienists is not caused by one element, but it is possible to see that the musculoskeletal disorders results from the interaction of the diverse elements that are interrelated such as the subjects' characteristics and health habits and heath state, working environment and so forth including inappropriate work related movements. To this, dental hygienists need to improve their health habits so that they can form proper health habits that will ensure health in every day life on their own with the improvement of their every day life habit and positive self-evaluation to act on the health promotion behaviors, education and publicity, and measures to prevent and to manage musculoskeletal disorders in overall need to bepursued after in an active manner.
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    A study on the outcome of IDC (Incremental Dental Care)

    조민정 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.153~168 | number of Cited : 8
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    This study was executed to find out the outcome of Incremental Dental Care from September to November, 2004. 40 visitors to oral health center were examined on the oral conditions every week, seven times during above-mentioned period. Various tests were practiced in order to check their oral conditions before and after IDC such as tooth-brushing method/frequency/duration, calculus index, PHP index, halitosis and dental caries activity. Question and answer sheets were presented to student dental hygienists and 40 visitors respectively after IDC program. Results obtained are as follows. 1. Rotation method of toothbrushing increased from 27.8% to 88.9%. for men and increased from 27.3% to 95% for women. 2. Toothbrushing frequency increased from 2.8 times to 3.0 times a day for men and increased from 2.6 times to 3.1 times for women. Toothbrushing duration increased from 2.3 minutes to 2.8 minutes for men and increased from 2.1 minutes to 2.9 minutes for women. 3. Calculus index reduced from 0.5 to 0.1 for men and reduced from 0.7 to 0 for women. PHP index reduced from 3.7 to 3.0 for men and reduced 3.2 to 1.7 for women. However, halitosis didn't mark any significant difference before and after IDC. 4. Saliva buffering capacity of medium plus showed no change for men(94.5%), however increased from 95.4% to 100% for women. Dental caries activity of medium plus in S.mutans reduced by 4.3 times(72.2% to 16.7%) for men and reduced by 2 times(36.4% to 18.1%) for women. LB test results reduced by 1.5 times(50% to 33.3%) for men and reduced by 2.5 times(50% to 18.1%) for women. Alban's test results reduced by 1.4 times(83.3% to 61.1%) for men and reduced by 1.2 times(81.8% to 68.2%) for women. 5. All participants including visitors and students realized the importance of IDC and expressed a great satisfaction with IDC program. In conclusion, it is considered very necessary that IDC program should be maintained and extended to whole country so as to enhance the peoples' oral health conditions.
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    A study on dental professionals’ recognition on a system of long-term care insurance for the elderly

    Ahn Kwon Suk | 지민경 | 민희홍 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.169~180 | number of Cited : 10
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    This study grasped recognition on a system of long-term care insurance for the elderly targeting dental professionals who are working at dental hospitals and clinics where are located in Daejeon Metropolitan City. It developed and utilized materials available for educating the care staff in a system of long-term care insurance for the elderly and the dental professionals who participate in the oral hygiene service. It carried out the effective duty performance for the elderly in a situation of long-term care protection. Thus, the purpose of this study was to contribute to the early settlement in a system of long-term care insurance for the elderly. The following conclusions were obtained as a result of having carried out self-administered questionnaire research targeting 238 people from August 1 to August 30 in 2008. 1. In the general characteristics of the research subject, the present working place was indicated to be 22.7% for dental hospital, 71.8% for dental clinic, and 5.5% for others. As for the main duty field, the medical treatment & cooperative duty was indicated to be the highest with 61.8%, and was statistically significant(p=0.000). 2. The necessity for a system of long-term care insurance for the elderly was indicated to be 77.7% for‘ necessary’and 1.7% for‘ unnecessary,’and was statistically significant(p=0.016). 3. In the item of dividing the service of long-term care insurance for the elderly, the dental hygienists showed higher recognition than non-dental hygienists, and indicated significant difference(p=0.010). 4. As for recognition on a system of long-term care insurance for the elderly in dental professionals who responded as saying of ‘knowing name and contents’ about a system of long-term care insurance for the elderly, the recognition level was high in recognition of subjects’ age(p=0.000), division in services(p=0.012), contents in at-home care service(p=0.000), execution in oral-hygiene service( p=0.004), procedure of using the long-term care insurance for the elderly(p=0.016), item of judging grade of long-term care insurance for the elderly(p=0.013), medical charge by service according to judging grade of long-term care insurance for the elderly(p=0.015), burden of cost for a system of long-term care insurance for the elderly(p=0.011), qualification of care staff(p=0.002), and contents of oral-hygiene service(p=0.027), and showed significant difference. 5. The service of long-term care insurance for the elderly and the oral-hygiene service indicated the statistically significant correlation. Accordingly, all of dental professionals need to make a desperate effort to improve dental professionals’ knowledge on a system of long-term care insurance for the elderly enough to be required a system of long-term care insurance for the elderly. The more systematic and standardized professional education and materials are thought to be needed to be developed aiming at the success in oral-hygiene service within a system of long-term care insurance for the elderly, by strengthening professionalism in dentists and dental hygienists.
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    Factors that affect the perception on the water fluoridation program of some college students, the receptivity of the pros and cons for the program and their response

    김영임 | 이혜경 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.181~192 | number of Cited : 2
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    The purpose of this study was to examine college students' perception on the water fluoridation program and to analyze the similarities and differences in the perceptions of those to provide the basic data for program development and policy planning, the survey with convenience sampling was carried out to 592 college students and then obtained that results. 1. The question about whether you know what is the water fluoridation program got the answers ‘know well 5.7%', 'know a little 32.6%', but the ratio of correctly recognizing college students about the program for the purpose of preventing cavities is 19.6% so it was concluded that the accurate education about the definition and the protective of the water fluoridation program is urgent. 2. The rate of consent about claims that the water fluoridation program is a public health program similar to vaccination in the receptivity of the pros for the program is the highest with boy students( 64.4%), girl students(75.2%) and therefore it is concluded that it will utilize for the water fluoridation business publicity. 3. Stronger concern for oral health led to the greatest impact on the receptivity of the pros for the water fluoridation program. 4. Most students answered that the time of the water fluoridation operation have to operate gradually and the respondents are 349 students(59%). Therefore it is concluded that the water fluoridation should be taken place in north Jeolla province.
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    Analysis of learner needs for advanced dental hygiene major courses

    정영란 | 최혜숙 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.193~205 | number of Cited : 4
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    The purpose of this study was to examine the needs of learners in an advanced major course in a bid to strike a balance between theory and practice. And it's also meant to suggest an actual case of that effort in an advanced course. As a result of analyzing the collected data, the largest number of the learners who signed up for the advanced course chose that course to earn a bachelor's degree, and the second greatest group did that to bolster their expertise. The name of the college that offered that course (41.4%) had the most impact on their choice of it, followed by accessibility(28.6%). The most common thing they practiced in the oral health education course as one of major courses was forming a lesson plan, followed by teaching at schools and kindergartens, trial student teaching, producing PPT, making OHP materials, making a bulletin board and producing leaflets. During clinical activities for oral health education, the largest group considered it necessary to learn about more theories on educational psychology( 54%), followed by the production of teaching media(29.9%) and teaching methods(25.3%). Likewise, the greatest group found it more necessary to practice educational psychology(42.5%), followed by the utilization of media(37.9%) and teaching methods(28.7%). An one-on-one interview was implemented before and after their classes to obtain more detailed information on their needs, and what their needs were in relation to the given curriculum was eventually confirmed, which made it possible to offer better education in response to their needs.
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    Knowledge about hepatitis B among dental hygiene students in one college

    박지혜 | 김혜영 | 권현숙 | 2009, 9(1) | pp.207~215 | number of Cited : 1
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    The purpose of this study was to evaluate knowledge and differences about hepatitis B among dental hygiene students in Masan university. The study surveyed by means of self-administered questionnaire consisted 193 of them. The converted score of knowledge of hepatitis B among 1st and 2nd grade students was 61.3(±22.4) and 73.1(±18.3) point respectively if 100 point for all statements were correctly answered. They have a good understanding of knowledge of hepatitis B except air bone infection and transmission by fomites. There is no differences of knowledge about hepatitis B according to socio-economic factor like father’s education, mother’s education and income. In conclusion, dental hygiene students should be educated more about hepatitis B.