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Comparison of oral health index between adequate and inadequate dental care following preventive scaling

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2016, 16(5), pp.661-667
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

Yu-Rin Kim 1

1신라대학교 치위생학과

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The objective of the study was to investigate oral health index between adequate and inadequate dental care following preventive scaling in regular dental check-up and management. Methods: The subjects in Busan were assigned to two groups including inadequate dental care (140 patients) and adequate dental care (88 patients) after preventive scaling from January 2014 to June 2015. The study instruments included oral health knowledge, awareness, practice, and community periodontal index of treatment needs (CPITN). Results: CPITN was significantly different between the two groups (p<0.05). Positive correlations were found in oral heath knowledge and awareness (r=0.462, p<0.05) before application of preventive scaling. There was a close correlation in oral health awareness and practice (r=0.205, p<0.05) before application of preventive scaling. After application of preventive scaling, oral health knowledge and awareness showed positive correlation (r=0.643, p<0.05). After application of preventive scaling, there was also a close correlation between oral health knowledge and practice (r=0.453, p<0.05). Oral health awareness and practice (r=0.512, p<0.05) showed positive correlation after the application of preventive scaling. However, oral health practice and CPITN (r=−0.189, p<0.05) showed a negative correlation. Conclusions: Practice made periodontal condition improve. To promote oral health practice in the group without adequate dental care, it is necessary to pay attention to adequate dental care and preventive scaling through education by dental hygienists.

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