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Effectiveness of Oral Health Education Program using Home-using Portable Device for Children

  • Journal of the Korean academy of pediatric dentistry
  • Abbr : J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent
  • 2019, 46(3), pp.301-309
  • DOI : 10.5933/JKAPD.2019.46.3.301
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry
  • Received : February 26, 2019
  • Accepted : April 10, 2019
  • Published : August 31, 2019

Jeongsang Lee 1 Shin Kim 2 JEONG,TAE-SUNG 2 Jonghyun Shin 1 Eungyung Lee 1 Jiyeon Kim 2

1부산대학교 치의학전문대학원 소아치과학교실
2부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was performed to determine the effectiveness of oral health education program with a home-using portable device according to the individual oral health status in children. 58 children who were 6 - 12 years old were included in this study. All subjects were affiliated to moderate or high caries risk group based on caries risk test. They were divided into 2 groups: (I) home-using portable device group (II) control group. Both groups were evaluated with simple plaque score (SPS) using camera type quantitative light-induced fluorescence device and educated with identical oral health education methods. Subjects in group I were demanded to use a home-using portable device. After 1 month, both groups were re-evaluated. Cariview score that can reflect the acidogenic potential of plaque bacteria was statistically reduced in both groups (p < 0.001). There was a statistically significant difference between two groups in the change of Cariview score (p = 0.022). In group I, the decrease was larger than that in group II. There was no statistically significant difference in the change of SPS (p = 0.937). Oral health education improved oral hygiene status in children. However, this study confirmed that it was much more effective to improve oral health status in children with a home-using portable device in their daily oral hygiene care.

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