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A study on the outcome of IDC (Incremental Dental Care)

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2009, 9(1), pp.153-168
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

조민정 1

1광주보건대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

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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