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Knowledge, attitude, and recognition of health insurance coverage in tooth implant

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2016, 16(2), pp.195-204
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

kim chang-hee 1 Hyunjung Kim 2 Sun-Mi Lee 3 AHN SE YOUN 3

1충청대학교
2수원여자대학교
3동남보건대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate the knowledge, attitude, and recognition of health insurance coverage in tooth implant among Korean adults. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 420 adults over 20 years lod in Seoul and Gyeonggido from October 1 to December 15, 2014. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics of the subjects, knowledge, attitude, and recognition of health insurance coverage in tooth implant. Results: The mean of knowledge of regular checkup after implant was 3.05 points, and mean of advantage and disadvantage of implant was 3.03 points. The expectation for the implant treatment was 4.18 points and this was the highest score. There was no significant difference between the knowledge and attitude in age and monthly compensation(p>0.05). Only 45.6% of the adults were aware of the health insurance coverage of tooth implant since July, 2014. Health Insurance meeds to be modified in the beneficiaries age(44.6%), and cost(32.7%). The positive aspects of implant care included medical expenses(37.8%), health care beneficiary(29.1%), and oral health promotion(20.9%). Conclusions: Health insurance coverage of tooth implant is very important to enhance the quality of life in the adults because the proper management and implementation of the health insurance in implant will improve the oral health care in life.

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