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A study for the standardization of dental hygiene terms

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2010, 10(4), pp.627-633
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

Hwang Ji Young 1 조민정 2 박영남 3 Lim Soon Ryun 4 SooJeong Hwang 2 오상환 ORD ID 2

1이화여자대학교
2건양대학교
3전북과학대학교
4남서울대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of this study was to compare and analyse periodontal terminology of 16 dental hygiene textbooks including periodontology, dental prophylaxis for the standardization. Method : 16 kinds of major publications were classified into the following criteria. - the standardization of translation, orthography, classification Results :1. There are twelve cases, all told, of words with same origin used as different explanation and interpretation. Mucogingival Junction is most translated as ‘치은점막 경계’ with high percentage of 53.8%, while Probe is translated as ‘치주낭 측정기’ with 41.7% and Acquired Pellicle is translated as ‘획득피막’ with 57.1%. In addition, Stippling is interpreted as ‘점몰’ with high percentage of 70%, and Supine Position is interpreted as‘수평자세’ or ‘앙와위’ with 33.3%. Yet, Pen Grasp is explained differently in all five books, whereas Modified Pen Grasp is explained as ‘변형 연필 잡기법’ with 57.1%. The rest, Palm Thumb Grasp and Adaptation, have different interpretation in books, requiring unified interpretation of terms. 2. There are two cases of loanwords expressed according to orthography. Implant is expressed as ‘임플란트’ (87.5%) and ‘임프란트’ (12.5%). Scaling is expressed as ‘스켈링’ (40.0%) and ‘스케일링’ (60.0%). 3. There are four cases of same terms classified in a different way. Classification of 'Probing시 압력' and '치주인대섬유군’ concurs only 50.0% in six books. ‘치석제거 시술자의 위치’ is classified differently in all six books, while ‘정상치은 열구 깊이’ concurred 45.5% in books. Conclusions : In conclusion, related academic majors and writers should provide cohesive explanation and interpretation of terms for unification of terminology in the field of periodontics as well as higher level of understanding and learning opportunities for students. Furthermore, description of all terms should be reviewed and analyzed comprehensively based on existing classification criteria in order to provide best standard explanation.

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