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2012, Vol.12, No.6

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    A study on factors affecting the oral health care behavior of mothers for young children

    LEE, SAE NA | kim eun sook | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1071~1081 | number of Cited : 4
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    Objectives : This study were to find out differences in mother's oral health knowledge and oral health care behaviors and to find out factors that affected mothers' oral health care behavior for their young children. Methods : The survey was carried out with questionnaire about personal factor,cognitive factor, psychological factor and behavioral factor to 227 mothers. They had children from 3 to 5 years. The collected data was analyzed by SPSS WIN 12.0. Results : There were statistically significant differences in oral health knowledges as mother's educational background, importance of oral health, experience of oral health education, and oral health locus of control. There were statistically significant differences in mother's oral health care behaviors as mother's job,interest of oral health, importance of oral health, experience of oral health education, and oral health locus of control. And mother' oral health care behavior for herself, interest of oral health, and oral health locus of control were found as important variables in mothers's oral health care behavior for their children. Conclusions : Mother's oral health care behavior for herself was the powerful factor that affected mother's oral health care behavior for her children.
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    Comparison of the accuracy of digital models made from white light scanner by scanning method

    김기백 | 이경탁 | Kim, Jae-Hong | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1082~1089 | number of Cited : 1
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    Objectives : The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of digitized stone models, impression materials compared to the master model and the reliability of the computer aided analysis. Methods : A master model(500B-1, Nissin dental product, Japan) with the prepared lower full arch tooth was used. Ten vinyl polysiloxane impressions(Examix , GC Industrial Corp, Japan) of master model were taken and type Ⅳ stone(aesthetic-base gold , Dentona, Germany) were poured in stone models. The linear distance between the reference points were measured and analyzed on the Delcam Copycad (Delcam plc, UK). The t-student test for paired samples was used for statistical analysis. Results : The mean differences to master model for stone model and impression material were 0.11~0.19mm, and 0.19~0.29mm, respectively. There were statistical differences in dimensional accuracy for full arch impression between master model and stone model/impressions(p<.05). Conclusions : Two different scanning methods showed clinically acceptable accuracy of full arch digital impression produced by them. These results will have to be confirmed in further clinical studies.
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    A study on satisfaction in major and job esteem based on volunteering experience of college students in the department of dental hygiene and nursing

    SHIN, MI-AH | Ahn Kwon Suk | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1090~1100 | number of Cited : 28
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    Objectives : The purpose of this study is to investigate satisfaction in major and job esteem of college students in dental hygiene and nursing department according to volunteering. Methods : This study was used on a descriptive research design. participants of this study were 378 college students in some region from April 30th to May 21th. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS Program(version 20.0) using descriptive statistics. Results : Volunteering experience subjects was 24.3%, the subjects did not experience volunteering was 75.7% and volunteering related to major was 59.8%and it was 40.2% of unrelated volunteering. Volunteering experience by general characteristics was influenced significantly by grade(p= .000), major(p= .000),economic status(p= .007). Volunteering experience by major relevant characteristics of subjects was not influenced significantly. The major satisfaction by volunteering was a little higher on volunteering experience subjects than non-experienced subjects. and was not influenced difference significantly(p= .786). The job esteem by volunteering was higher volunteering experience subjects than non-experienced subjects and was influenced significantly(p=.005). Conclusions : College students majoring in the department of dental hygiene and nursing is somewhat lower the volunteering experience. The major satisfaction and job esteem of college students was influenced by volunteering. therefore, the need to plan ways to increase participation and provide information and opportunities is to invigorate the function of the volunteering service which is also considered as one of the functions of the university.
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    Influence of parents' knowledge for oral hygiene on the oral health of their infants

    서수연 | Lee Seunghun | 김동열 | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1101~1110 | number of Cited : 4
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    Objectives : The purpose of this study is to research and to analyze the relationship between oral health state of infants and oral health awareness of their parents. Methods : The study has been conducted for 196 infants ranging from the age 18 to 60 month and their parents who have visited three dental clinics in Gyeongju city. The questionnaire has been made to identify the parents' oral health knowledge and behavior, while the dentist has examined the dental care,toothbrushing, and malocclusion of infants. Results : According to the results, it has been found out that there is correlation between subject's health status and oral health status where the higher point of subject's health status lead to the point of oral health status accordingly. Also it has been additionally recognized that there is the relationship between the awareness of parents and the oral health status of their infants in the same way. Conclusions : The parents who have low oral health awareness are required by oral health professionals to be provided with information on infant oral health, in order to promote and to maintain healthy oral status of their infants. And the specific training on method how to care oral health is needed. In addition,the government should take the detailed measures by extending infant's medical benefits to draw their attention to the issue.
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    Survey on the first-aid and emergency medical equipment with the perception and use in dental hygienists

    Ryu da young | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1111~1118 | number of Cited : 3
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    Objectives : The education of dental hygienists on emergency care has been implemented as a part of curriculum at school, the contents and practice are inadequately and unsystematically conducted. The purpose of the study was to examine the perception and use of emergency care in dental hygienists in various emergency situations and emergency medical equipment. Methods : The subject of this study was 64 dental hygienists dental hygienists in Chungchenongnam-Do. The data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire from November, 17 to 24, 2011. Results : Only 3.1% of dental hygienists answered “I know very well",exhibiting relatively low level of recognition. Moreover, 15.6% of respondents answered “I know quite well", 53.2% answered “I know somewhat well", and 28.1% answered “I do not know well". In terms of the operation of defibrillator,9.4% of dental hygienists answered “yes" and 90.6% answered “no". Regarding performing CPR, 15.6% of respondents answered “I can perform" while 84.4%answered “I can not perform". Conclusions : Despite the education on emergency medicine, dental hygienists working in dental clinics are found to be not well aware of proper perception of emergency care and the utilization of emergency medical equipment. Therefore, appropriate refresh educational framework and development and application of programs are thought to be essential for dental hygienists to adequately and swiftly respond to emergency situations by full recognition of the importance of emergency care.
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    A study on oral health awareness-recognition factors and oral health promotion activities of social workers engaged in child care facilities

    Sun-A Lim | Song, Ae-Hee | 이명선 | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1119~1127 | number of Cited : 4
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    Objectives : The aim of this study was to examine the level of oral health knowledge,oral health importance, oral health status and oral health interest of the social workers engaged in child care facilities to analyze the influential factors on oral health promotion activities and provide the basic data for oral health promotion activities. Methods : The subjects in this study were those social workers engaged in child care facilities from May 15th to May 25th in 2011. The self-report questionnaires were distributed and withdrawn and then a total of 205 papers from the subjects that participated in this study were analyzed for the final analysis. Results : 1. Oral health knowledge had 12.16±1.66 in a full score of 15 and oral health importance,oral health status and oral health interest were 1.12±0.36, 2.80±0.50 and 2.14±0.8 respectively in a full score of 5. 2. According to the general characteristics, the difference analysis of cognition-recognition factors showed that singles had significantly higher oral health knowledge married couples (p<0.05) and the social workers unusing auxiliary oral hygiene devices had significantly higher oral health interest than those using them(p<0.01). 3. The mean of oral health promotion was 3.28±0.51, characteristics of detailed specific-area were as follows ; the toothbrushing was 3.77±0.57, the use of fluoride was 2.67±0.98, periodic dental screening and treatment were 2.98±1.09 and eating habits was 4.14±0.57. These results generally showed tooth-brushing and eating habits show a little higher figures. 4. Considering the factors oral health promotion behaviors of social workers engaged in child care facilities, the higher oral health interest was, the higher oral health promotion behavior was. Conclusions : It seems that social workers engaged in child care facilities are required to pay attention to the importance of oral health and learn oral health knowledge, which will lead to much better improvement of oral health for children brought up by them.
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    Relationship between musculoskeletal subjective symptoms and work environment in dental hygienists

    Hae-Kyoung Kim | 박현숙 | Kim, YoungSun | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1128~1137 | number of Cited : 7
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    Objectives : The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that affect working environment related musculoskeletal subjective symptoms among dental hygienists. Methods : The subjects in this study were 232 dental hygienists working at dental clinics and general hospitals in Daegu. The data has collected through the self-questionnaire survey from July 9th 2012 to July 31th. Results : 1. Musculoskeletal subjective symptoms were 85.3% in shoulder(right),81.9% in neck, 74.6% in shoulder(left), 65.5% in wrist(right), 56.5% in lower leg(right). 2. Pain frequency of musculoskeletal subjective symptoms were the highest 24.7% in neck. Seeing the severity pain was the highest 9.0% in foot(left). The investigation of work interference related to substantially pain showed the highest 18.5% in wrist(right). 3. Musculoskeletal subjective symptoms correlated with general characteristics such as age, marital status, regular exercise and medical check-up(p<.05). 4. Musculoskeletal subjective symptoms correlated with working environments such as working career, the night treatment, the average daily number of patients handled, the average daily standing work hours, the regular rest, the major job in work place and physical burden(p<.05). Conclusions : The education or program on wrong working habits and bad postures of dental hygienists is needed to prevent musculoskeletal disorder.
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    A study on dental hygienists' job expectation

    Mi-Yeong Hwang | Oh Hye Young | Won Bok-Yun | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1138~1147 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objectives : The purpose of this study was to grasp association with dental hygienists' job expectation through correlation between curricular subjects for the department of dental hygiene and job. Methods : It carried out convenience sampling of dental hospitals where are located in Capital Area, and then conducted a self-administered questionnaire survey targeting 274 dental hygienists who are working here. The statistical program was analyzed by using PSAW 18.0. Results : Research subjects' 60.2% experienced turnover. Its reason accounted for 31.7% with the working condition. As a result of examining difference in experience of turnover according to dental hygienists' individual characteristic and working form, the significant difference was shown in age, marriage, annual salary, working institution, and career. In consequence of confirming association between curricular subjects and job, the majority showed high correlation. However, the correlation with oral physiology, clinical dental hygiene, and dental clinics showed low correlation as the insignificant variable. Conclusions : As a result of this study, the high correlation between curricular subjects and job can be considered to reflect dental hygienists' job expectation. On the other hand, the working condition, professional sense, and turnover experience, which are factors related to dental hygienists' job expectation, were indicated to fail to meet job expectation.
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    Analysis of related factors for dental treatment of fear and distrust of dentists

    최성숙 | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1148~1157 | number of Cited : 9
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    Objectives : The purpose of this study is to analyze factors impacting dental treatment of fear and distrust of dentists. The subjects of this study consists of 720 middle & high school students in Daegu area. Methods : The data were collected from June 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009by self-administrative questionnaires. The data received was analyzed using the descriptive statistic, t-test, ANOVA, and multiple linear regression analysis with level of significance as p<0.05 stimulus response factors in oral health education, often highly-experienced, and distrust of the dentists of factors the lower stimulus response factors are highly. Results : A female dental treatment of fear and distrust of dentists showed higher than male. Showed higher dental treatment of fear and the higher distrust of dentist. Showde the treatment-avoidance factors the higher patient of negligence factors and distrust of dentists factors are highly statistically significant. Showed the stimulus response factors in oral health education,often highly-experienced, and distrust of the dentists of factors the lower stimulus response factors are highly. Showed the similar results physiological arousal factors and the stimulus response factors. Conclusions : The results suggest that oral health status of improve adolescent before treatment of patients identify biological characteristics and personality can decrease dental treatment of fear and distrust of dentist.
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    Relationship between Streptococcus mutans levels and dental caries experience

    Kim, Seol Hee | Dong-Won Seo | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1158~1164 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives : The aim of the present study was to measure the level of Streptococcus mutans(S. mutans), the major causative agent in dental caries,and to examine the relationship between S. mutans level and dental caries experience. Methods : The present study was carried out in 41 university students. S.mutans plaque was detected in the saliva using Dentocult -SM and was measured in absorbance. The data were analyzed in the relevance for number of dental caries experience. Results : The group of S. mutans value has progressive caries, which was higher than that of non-suffering caries(p<0.05). More caries experience showed higher value of S. mutans(p>0.05). According to the relationship with DMFT,level of S. mutans and absorbance, correlation with the level of salivary S. mutans is shown statistically highly significant (p<0.01). The level of S. mutans in saliva and plaque and absorbance is statistically significant(p<0.05). Conclusions : The levels of S. mutans in both group of high caries experience and progressive caries was highly detected, continuous oral health management should be carried out to prevent the possible dental caries.
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    An effect of medical service of the dental hygienist upon patients' satisfaction and the intention of hospital revisit

    김수경 | Hye-Jeong Youn | KyeongHee Lee | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1165~1172 | number of Cited : 4
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    Objectives : This study aims at analyzing the quality of medical service of the dental hygienist upon patients’ satisfaction and the intention of hospital revisit in order to figure out the role of the dental hygienist to improve patients’satisfaction. Methods : Questionnaire survey was carried out to patients in dental hospital and clinics in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. Total 301 sheets except for insufficient ones were analyzed and the results are as follows. Results : As for the correlation analysis between variables affecting patients’satisfaction, every variables showed significantly positive relation, and the relation between medical treatment level of the dental hygienist and patients’satisfaction had the strongest positive (+) relation (p<0.001). Oral health education satisfaction by the dental hygienist and the medical treatment satisfaction by the dental hygienist had significant influence on patients’satisfaction, a dependent variable (p<0.001). Hospital environment (p<0.000),oral health education satisfaction by the dental hygienist (p<0.05), the satisfaction of medical treatment level by the dental hygienist (p<0.05) and patients’ satisfaction (p<0.001) had significant influence on the intention of hospital revisit. Conclusions : In order to improve dental medical service quality and the intention of hospital revisit, the role of the dental hygienist is important. Thus,it seems necessary to prepare specific education plan on the medical service by the dental hygienist.
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    Analysis of factors related to the dental caries and periodontal diseases of the elderly

    Jang Jae Yeon | 남영신 | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1173~1182 | number of Cited : 12
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    Objectives : The purpose of this study was to examine the factors related to the dental caries and periodontal diseases of Korean elderly people in terms of demographic characteristics, oral health promotion behavior and systemic diseases in an effort to provide information on national policy setting and policy evaluation about the prevention of tooth loss resulting from severe oral diseases and the promotion of elderly people's oral health. Methods : The first-, second- and third-year raw data of the 4th National Health and Nutrition Survey were utilized, and the data of 3,882 elderly people who got a dental checkup were analyzed. The statistical package SPSS WIN 19.0 was employed to make a logistic regression analysis. Results : The senior citizens who did toothbrushing less frequently were more likely to have dental caries. As for periodontal diseases, the men were 1.34-fold more likely to have periodontal diseases than the women, and the respondents whose self-rated health state was worse were 1.40-fold more likely to have periodontal diseases than the others whose self-rated health state was better. The senior citizens who ever received treatment from unqualified people were 1.30-fold more likely to have peridontal diseases, and those who took neither vitamin compound nor minerals were 1.30-fold more likely to have periodontal diseases. Those who suffered from low High-density Lipoprotein cholesterol(HDL)were 1.35-fold more likely to have periodontal diseases than the others who didn't. Conclusions : Those whose self-rated health status is worse should especially be concerned about periodontal diseases. Specifically, it's needed to pay attention to the low-income classes, and the government should take measures to provide quality welfare services for elderly people not to receive treatment from unqualified people. Besides, research efforts should be made to determine the relationship between periodontal diseases and low HDL- cholesterolemia.
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    The influence on infant oral health care from mother's experience of oral health education

    Park.j.s | 강은주 | 송지연 and 1other persons | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1183~1192 | number of Cited : 8
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    Objectives : This study is for suggesting the data base for help mother and child improve the oral health enhancement action from understanding child s oral health enhancement action from mother s oral health education experience and researching the effects of mother s oral health enhancement action on child s oral health enhancement action. Methods : The subject was 220 children and mothers of some kindergarten in Jeollabuk-do, Korea out of convenience sampling. The results were collected by carrying out a survey out of self record method from visiting the kindergarten from June 24th to July 12th. and were analyzed. Results : 1. The mother s and child s oral health enhancement action was satisfactory in the factor of toothbrushing , oral hygiene care item and periodic visits in case the subjects have experienced oral health education, and that data was meaningful statistically. 2. In the oral health enhancement action practiced by mother to child from existence or absence of the mother s oral health education experience, the data was meaningful statistically in the factor of‘directly brushing its teeth more than once a day ,‘washing its tongue and coaching that child could keep the toothbrush not to overlap with other toothbrushes . 3. In the factor that affect to oral health enhancement action practiced by mother to child,toothbrushing and oral hygiene care item were high level of the mother s oral health enhancement action, and that data was meaningful statistically. Conclusions : The children s oral health condition could be influenced by mother s oral health knowledges and attention. Accordingly, oral health education for the mother and child has to be enforced systematically suited for the characteristic change of oral condition with children age groups. Also, utilizing human resources who have expertise and development of the oral health education program are needed.
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    Association between dental caries experience and performance of the dietary action guides among the special school for students of disability

    Moon Hee Jung | 김설악 | Hee Jeong Park | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1193~1202 | number of Cited : 4
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    Objectives : The purpose of our study was to examine the relationship of oral health status such as dental caries and the performance of dietary action guides with six items. Methods : Oral examination and self-administrated questionnaire were conducted on 87 disabled students, aged 6-19 who were attending special school in the area of the metropolitan Seoul. Two logistic regression models to estimate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were used to investigate the association dental caries experience and the performance of dietary action guides after controlling for potential confounders. Results : The proportion of study subjects with caries were 37.9%, 26.9%(male)and 54.3%(female), respectively(p<0.05). There was significantly difference the subjects with caries and perceived oral health status(p<0.01). Among the dietary action guides items, skipping breakfast and not avoiding waste food were significantly higher in the proportion of subjects' caries(p<0.05, p<0.01,respectively). The avoiding waste food groups had more possibility of having caries significantly(p<0.05), even after controlling gender, and perceived oral health status. Conclusions : These results indicate that oral health promotion policy with dietary action guides should be strengthened for support of disabled student's dental health.
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    Analysis of factors associated with oral care self-efficacy in the type 2 diabetic patients

    강희은 | 최준선 | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1203~1211 | number of Cited : 10
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    Objectives : The aim of this study was to investigate the factor-related oral care self-efficacy among the type 2 diabetic patients. Methods : Questionnaire was conducted with 174 Type 2 diabetic patients from 9th January to 9th March in 2012. The following conclusion was obtained as a result of carrying out t-test and one-way ANOVA analysis and multiple linear regression analysis. Results : 1. Analysis of the level of each item concerning oral care self-efficacy showed tooth brushing self-efficacy was 13.3±2.9, the highest of all. 2. The factor that was most highly related with oral care self-efficacy was oral health behaviors(β=0.474). The other factors were found to be expected duration of diabetes(β=-0.205), self-assessed physical health(β=0.177) and oral health(β=0.111) in such order (p<0.05). Conclusions : Diabetes causes a variety of complications in the mouth, and therefore it is very important to practice oral care activity in order to oral health promotion. This study showed oral care self-efficacy appeared to be the greatest factor of relevance in practicing oral care activity. So, dental hygienist is obliged to keep on motivating so that the patient may maintain the oral care activity for him/herself. Also, a study on various intervention methods to improve oral care self-efficacy should be continued.
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    Survey of proper practice of toothbrushing place in elementary school, middle school and high school in some part of Gyeonggi-Do

    Sun-Mi Lee | Boo Wol Kang | 박선홍 and 2other persons | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1212~1220 | number of Cited : 4
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    Objectives : This study is designed to survey of proper practice of toothbrushing place in elementary school, middle school and high school in some part of Gyeonggi-Do, and will be utilized for toothbrushing place management. Methods : It was randomly selected, 8 elementary schools, 6 middle school and 6 high school in Gyeonggi-do, surveyed whole students. Survey duration was from May 11th to May 20th in 2011. The surveying paper was consisted of questions of general characteristics, right practice of toothbrushing and toothbrushing after lunch etc. It was done under teacher's control. The Data was analyzed with SPSSWIN 18.0. Results : Students did toothbrushing 2 times/day. It wasn't done by Elementary students of 56.3%, middle school students of 68.5%, high school students of 39.3%. It was dominant reason for no brushing that Carrying toothbrush and toothpaste was annoying. When students washed their hands and rinsed their mouth, they used toilet facuet in over than 90% schools. Satisfaction ratio was very low in elementary, middle, high schools. 60% of students wanted to get mouth rinsing place in each school or separately nearby toilet. Conclusions : It was thought by 60% students of elementary, middle, high school that toothbrushing after meals was most important activity. But It was not well done after lunch. When whole student did toothbrushing together,they couldn't use mouthrinsing place comfortablely. There were no keeping places for toothbrushes. So more attention should be payed to make plenty mouthrinsing places and manage them well.
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    A analysis on oral health behaviors of High School students in Gyeonggi

    최영숙 | Bo-Hye Jun | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1221~1231 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objectives : The purpose of this study was to examine the oral health behavior and examine closely the connection factor and plans oral health promotion. Methods : This survey was conducted on 370 high school students in Kyunggi-do Suwon from November 21 to 23, 2011. 352 questionnaires were collected and analyzed. The collected data was analyzed using the statistical package SPSS WIN 15.0 using frequency, mean and standard deviation analysis, T-test,one-way ANOVA and Duncan's test correlation analysis. Results : The results state that 73.3% of students believe brushing teeth is very important and 26.7% of the students method of tooth brushing is up and down. for correct teeth brushing, they think choosing a brush is important(70.7%) also their brush shapes were uneven form(44.3%) and flat form(43.5%). 31.4% of students are using an oral hygiene device and 31.4%of students had received oral health education. 42.7% of female students get information about oral health from their dental clinics. 24.8% of male students receive information on oral health from parents and relatives. They think the best educator for oral health education will be a Dental hygienist(46.5%), or Dentist(48.0%). we found that a correlation between oral health interest,importance, knowledge and condition effect each other(p<.001). It means that if students have high oral health interest, oral care importance and oral health knowledge which can improve their oral health condition. Conclusions : The results of this study state that we need continuous oral health education systems and prevention programs to raise awareness among students and for the improvement of their oral health.
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    Non-therapeutic purposes in orthodontics and correction of tooth and jaw surgery for the recognition of some students on research

    강미현 | 이은숙 | Lee Cheon Hee and 1other persons | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1232~1240 | number of Cited : 4
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    Objectives : In this study, the treatment method for some college students,due to the misuse of non-therapeutic molding technique non-therapeutic procedure is applied in orthodontics or jaw surgery and therapeutic purposes,such as to properly recognize and to investigate whether. Methods : In this study used, 4 questions, the questionnaire general characteristics (such as gender, major, whether the treatment experience and purpose) Orthodontic and knowledge about the jaw surgery (Corrective jaw surgery hope and reason, or jaw surgery benefits, side effects, etc.) 6 items,calibration and recognition jaw surgery on seven items 17 items was constructed. Results : Of the perception of the majors of the respondents according to the presence or absence of a non-therapeutic procedure for calibration or jaw surgery the correct way, and the purpose appeared to know roughly majors and all students majoring statistically significant (p<.001). The degree of recognition for non-therapeutic procedures according to the gender of the respondents' facial aesthetic improvement, and the most common reason, you want to make a non-therapeutic procedure, correction or contrast,I've found that looks supremacist influence on the non-therapeutic procedure or roughly know the correct way, and jaw surgery for the purpose that appeared to be statistically significant (p<.05). Conclusions : Non-therapeutic procedure for the interest and knowledge to promote oral health as well as esthetic improvements to the original non-therapeutic procedure for therapeutic purposes and how to deliver education and it is very important.
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    Relationship of satisfaction with major and clinical practice among some dental hygiene students

    Jung | Lee Ji Young | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1241~1249 | number of Cited : 23
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    Objectives : The purpose of this study was to examine the satisfaction level of dental hygiene students with their major and clinical practice in an effort to have a good understanding of dental hygiene students. The subjects in this study were 226 juniors who were selected from among dental hygiene students at four different colleges located in Busan and South Gyeongnam Province. Methods : The collected data were analyzed by the SPSS WIN 15.0. Statistical data on frequency and percentage were obtained to figure out the general characteristics of the students. To grasp their satisfaction level with clinical practice and major, another statistical data on mean and standard deviation were obtained, and t-test and one-way ANOVA were carried out and correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. Results : As for the relationship between general characteristics and satisfaction with clinical practice, their collective average was 3.29. The dental hygiene students who were more satisfied with their major expressed higher satisfaction with the practicums, the content of practice and clinical practice. In relation to the impact of the satisfaction of the dental hygiene students with major on their satisfaction with clinical practice, the students who were more satisfied with social awareness and with the courses expressed better satisfaction with clinical practice. Conclusions : Given the findings of the study, the departments of dental hygiene that nurture professionals should carefully consider how to raise the satisfaction of students with the courses that affect the improvement of satisfaction with major and clinical practice.
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    A study on the relationship of oral health education experience to oral health awareness among workrs

    Park Sung Suk | Jang Gye Won | 이영애 | 2012, 12(6) | pp.1250~1259 | number of Cited : 9
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    Objectives : TThe purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the oral health education experience of workers and their oral health awareness in an attempt to provide some information on corporate oral health education plans. Methods : The, subjects in this study were 230 workers in Busan and South Gyeongsang Province, on whom a self-administered survey was conducted from August, 2010, to June 18, 2011. A frequency analysis was carried out to grasp the general characteristics of the 205 respondents, and x2-test(p). Results : 1. As for the relationship of the oral health education experience of the workers and their awareness of toothbrush involving optimum toothbrush size, 47.4 percent of those without educational experience thought that a toothbrush should be large enough to cover about two teeth(p<.018). 2. Regarding the relationship between the oral health education experience of the workers and their awareness of fluoride, 59.1 percent of the respondents with educational experience perceived that dentifrice contained fluoride(p<.05). 3. Concerning the relationship between the oral health education experience of the workers and their awareness of periodontal diseases including the cause of the diseases,43.6 percent of the respondents with educational experience(p<.021). 4. As to the relationship between the oral health education experience of the workers and their awareness of scaling, 50.2 percent of the respondents with educational experience and gingival diseases(p<.037). 5. In terms of the relationship between the oral health education experience of the workers and their awareness of toothbrushing involving toothbrushing frequency, 36.8 percent of those without it considered it necessary to do toothbrushing three times a day(p<.045). Conclusions : The above-mentioned findings illustrated that there were differences among the workers in oral health awareness according to their oral health education experience. Therefore the development of systematic oral health education programs is required to promote the oral health of workers.