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Cognition of oral health education and dental caries preventive effect in kindergartens and child care facilities

Jung, Yu-Yeon 1 Choi mi hye 2

1대구과학대학교
2전북과학대학교

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Objectives : The purpose of this study was to investigate cognition on oral health educationand dental caries preventive effect in kindergartens and child care facilities. Methods : A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 260 teachers in kindergartens andnursery facility in Daejeon from January to February, 2013. Except incomplete answers, 248 questionnaires were analyzed by using the statistical package SPSS WIN 18.0. Results : High intention to participate in oral health education was shown in the teacherswho experienced the oral health education. Dental caries preventive effect included correct toothbrushing, fluoride dentifrice, fluoride mouth rinse, and use of xylitol. The teachers agreed thatthe fluoride mouth rinses would help good oral health in the children. Conclusions : Teachers in kindergartens and nursery facility are the most important personsin childhood oral health care. So it is necessary to provide the continuing standardized educationfor the teachers systematically.

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