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A study on the job analysis of dental hygienist in Gwangju

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2010, 10(5), pp.807-817
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

하명옥 1 Hye-Jeong Youn 2

1광주보건대학교
2신흥대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objective: The purpose of this study was to analyzes the job implementation of dental hygienist at dental hospital(university), dental clinic and general hospital in the city of Gwangju. Methods: The subjects in this study were dental hygienists who worked at dental hospital(university), dental clinic and general hospital in the city of Gwangju. A survey was conducted by post from June 10 to August 10. Out of the collected data, 204 answer sheets were analyzed. Results: 1. 󰡐Medical & Dental history taking󰡑, 󰡐Extra & Intra oral examination󰡑 and 󰡐Dental hygiene care plane󰡑in dental clinic were significantly higher than dental hospital(university) and general hospital(p<0.001). 󰡐Remove of extrinsic stain󰡑 and 󰡐Treatment of hypersensitivity tooth󰡑 in dental clinic and general hospital were significantly higher than dental hospital(university)(p<0.001). 󰡐Preventive dental caries treatment󰡑 and 󰡐Diet control󰡑 were shown the low frequency of job implementation. 2. Almost task elements of dental assistance duty shown that dental hygienists under the 24 years old were significantly higher dental hygienists over the 30 years old(p<0.05) and dental clinic and general hospital were significantly higher than dental hospital(university)(p<0.05) in frequency of job implementation. 3. 󰡐Dental staff supervision󰡑, 󰡐Patient management󰡑 and 󰡐Dental chart arrangement󰡑 shown that dental hygienists over the 30 years old were significantly higher than dental hygienists under the 24 years old in frequency of job implementation(p<0.05). 󰡐Infection control󰡑of dental hygienists over 30 years old was significantly lower than dental hygienists under the 24 years old(p<0.001). Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that a scope of dental hygienists' job need to extend also in order to accomplish a job efficiently, is suggested that the effort is necessary to improve a quality of dental hygienist and to change of recognition of the dentist about dental hygienists' job.

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