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Descriptive literature review on dental fear in Korea(2004-2012)

Bo-Hye Jun 1

1수원여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of the study was to investigate the overall research trend and changein dental fear during 9 years (2004-2012) and to identify the major outcomes and future directionsto research. Methods : Descriptive literature review was conducted for dental fear in Korea. The researchsetting should be elementary, middle, high schools and adults. Results : In this study, the literature review of the most used tools to measure fear was thatDFS. The most commonly used instrument was Dental Fear Survey (DFS) in the literature review. The number of dacayed tooth was proportional to subjective fear and anxiety. The indirect experienceof dental pain was heard from family and friends. So the fear caused the patients to have negativebias toward dental treatment. The negative reliability towards the dentist increased the dentalfear to the patients. Conclusions : Through the literature review, dental hygienists are able to understand thedental fear of the patients.

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