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Effects of school incremental dental care program

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2010, 10(3), pp.465-471
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

Lee Jung Hwa 1 김진범 ORD ID 2 조갑숙 3

1춘해보건대학
2부산대학교
3부산강서구보건소

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objectives : This study was conducted to purpose the fundamental data for further developments of the school dental clinic program(SDCP) through comparing results of oral health promotion program for 4 years relating to compare oral health status of children who had experienced and had not experienced the program. Methods : The subjects were 66 children of elementary school in Busan Metropolitan City who had benefited school dental clinic program(SDCP) from 2004 to 2007 and control group was 98 children of elementary school who had not benefited school dental clinic program(SDCP). Data analysis were done with SPSS program (ver 13.0) through basic statistical data, t-test. Results : The DMF rate of elementary school students who had benefited program was 41.5% and it was lower than that of control group(52.5%), however it was not significant statistically. The DMT index of elementary school students who had benefited program was 1.81 and it was lower than that of control group(2.44)(p<0.05). The DMFT rate of elementary school students who had benefited program was 4.44% and it was lower than that of control group(7.45%)(p<0.05). Conclusions : In oder to promote oral health of children, school dental clinic in elementary school should be extended to more elementary schools as possible and the operating system should be changed to improve the efficiency. Oral health educational materials should be developed and utilized to improve educational effect.

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