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Analysis of the current status of oral health guidance in community children's centers

Kim Yeong Suk 1 JUN SOO KYUNG 2

1수원여자대학교
2수원여자대학

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of this study was to examine the oral health programs for childrenof the low income classes in order to prevent oral health problems and to provide the effectiveoral health programs in community children's centers. Methods : The subjects were 464 teachers in community children's centers in Seoul, Incheon,Gyeonggi-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, and Jeollabuk-do. Results : There were differences between the regions (p<0.05) in oral health guidance amongteachers in municipal and provincial community children's centers. The oral health educationwas considered as the most important thing in those who had more than 6 years career(71.8%),and followed by those having less than five years career(61.3%) and those having two yearscareer(53.8%) (p<0.05). Although many children registered the program and newsletter was sentto the children’s homes, but 70% of the children did not brush their teeth regularly (p<0.05). Regardless of region, gender, teaching career, and number of enrolled children, 90 percent ormore people found that it necessary for community children's centers to collaborate with dentalclinics. There were gender differences between the male and female (p<0.05). Male accountedfor 42.4% response rate and female accounted for 36.4%. Approximately About 48.5% of maleand 61.6% of female thought that the oral health program is the most important thing (p<0.05). Conclusions : The development of the customized oral health program is the most criticalfactor to the oral health behavior change in the children in the community children’s centersand public dental clinics.

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