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A study on the dental knowledge and awareness of special education teachers

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2013, 13(1), pp.38-44
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

장선주 1 Kim Hye-Jin 2

1고수련 치과의원
2동의대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : This study is to dental knowledge and awareness of special education teachers. Methods : This study is conducted with a total of 244 special education teachers in Dae Gu, Gyeong Buk, Gyeong Nam, Bu San city from 1st April to 30th April,2011. Results : More healthy state of oral health reflected higher point of oral health behavior. In the correlation among the oral health knowledge, behavior and education, higher oral health knowledge reflected higher oral health behavior. In the obstacle factors against oral health education, 41.0% was in the lack of professionalism and understanding of oral health education. The majority method for oral health education was regular teaching and the oral health in charge of education was school nurse 67.1%. The most important point for improvement for oral health class enabled was oral health recognition of teachers about the importance of education. Conclusions : For improving the oral health of the disabled, it is needed to develop the educational program or awareness of oral health monitoring like applying fluorine by special education teachers and parents, including the necessity of various oral health education development suitable for the special education school to make awareness in the importance and necessity of oral health.

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