1강릉원주대학교 치과대학 치위생학과 및 구강과학연구소 2강릉원주대학교 치과대학 치위생학과 및 구강과학연구소 3강릉원주대학교 치과대학 치위생학과 및 구강과학연구소 4강릉원주대학교 치과대학 치위생학과 및 구강과학연구소 5강릉원주대학교 치과대학 치위생학과 및 구강과학연구소
Objectives: This study identified problems and improvements in projects targeted to dental workers in a child-adolescent dental care service. Methods: The subjects were 40 dentists, 43 dental hygienists, and 51 others who participated in service in Seoul. A self-administered questionnaire was used to address the problems and improvements in the project. Descriptive statistics, chi�square test, and one-way analysis of variance were performed using SPSS 23.0. Results: Oral examination was performed by 99.2% of dentists, and some service items such as professional tooth cleaning, fluoride application, and scaling were performed by dental auxiliary personnel regardless of legal duties. The problem was that the subjects took a lot of time in providing services, and students or guardians participating in the project refused to receive preventive dental services. As regards improvements, the insurance fee was the highest (48.1%), followed by the provision of regular services (38.8%), and system improvement and administrative support (35.7%).
Conclusions: To activate a child-adolescent dental care service, it is thought that continuous efforts such as providing financial support by the government, education to increase participants’ understanding, and social consensus for the participation of service providers and beneficiaries are required.