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Comparison of oral health knowledge and behavior in the teachers with or without the school dental clinic

Jang, yun jung 1

1호원대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of the study is to investigate the oral health knowledge and behaviorin teachers with or without the school dental clinic. Methods : The subjects were 133 teachers with or without the school dental clinic in Gunsan. A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by the teachers from September 9 to November 2,2013. The data were analyzed by SPSS version 21.0. Results : The groups were divided into two. Experimental group was school dental clinicoperation group and the control group was no operation group. The experiment group showedthe high score of recognition of fluoridation and sealant(p<0.01). The control group showed thehigh score of recognition of sealant(p<0.01). Conclusions : Continuous operation of the school dental clinic is essential to promote thelifelong oral health care in the elementary school children and the teachers. So the nationwideexpansion of the continuous school dental clinic is very important to prevent the dental cariesin the elementary school children.

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