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Recognition and adequacy of dental service providers regarding dental prosthesis covered by dental auto insurance system

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2016, 16(4), pp.531-538
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

심성호 1 천성수 2 Yun, mieun 3

1삼육대학교 일반대학원 보건학과
2삼육대학교 보건관리학과
3삼육대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate recognition and adequacy of dental service providers regarding dental prosthodontic treatment covered by dental auto insurance system. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 320 dentists and dental hygienists in Seoul, Gyeonggido, and Incheon from February 22 to March 21, 2016. The questionnaire consisted of recognition and needs of auto insurance (4 items), and recognition of prosthodontic treatment covered by dental auto insurance system. Likert five point scale was used in the questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS 21.0 program. Cronbach’s alpha was 0.856 in the study. Results: The average of recognition was 2.62 and that of adequacy of auto insurance coverage was 1.98. The reasonable price of crown treatment was from 400,000 to 500,000 Korean Won in 67.9 percent of the dentists. But 49.8 percent of the dental hygienists answered that the reasonable price of crown was 300,000 to 400,000 Korean Won. The dentists preferred to treatment fee covered by dental auto insurance. The dental hygienists had a preference to combination of dental auto insurance and medical insurance fee. Conclusions: The opinion of the dental care providers should be considered and the adequate coverage of insurance would improve the dental health care.

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