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A comparative study of the perceptions of dental hygienists and dentists of nonsurgical periodontal therapy : application of a co-orientation model

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2020, 20(1), pp.107-116
  • DOI : 10.13065/jksdh.20200011
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry
  • Received : December 31, 2019
  • Accepted : January 31, 2020
  • Published : February 28, 2020

moonsangeun 1 hong sun hwa 2 Kim Yun Jeong 1 A 1 A 1 Kang Hyun Joo 1 Cheon, hye won ORD ID 3 Kim Kyung Seon 4 JANG SUN OK 5 Oh Hye Young 6 So Jung Mun 7

1광주여자대학교 치위생학과
2전남과학대학교 치위생과
3호원대학교 치위생학과
4전주기전대학교 치위생과
5한림성심대학교 치위생과
6수원과학대학교 치위생과
7연세대학교 치위생학과

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: This study applied the co-orientation model to investigate the degree to which dental hygienists and dentists recognize the efficiency of dental hygienists’ non-surgical periodontal therapy work, the basic data can be provided as a systematic arrangement that can be applied and extended to dental clinics to raise mutual understanding. Methods: Independent sample t-tests, one-way ANOVA, and paired t-tests were conducted with a total of 888 subjects (530 dental hygienists and 358 dentists) using SPSS Statistics 22.0. Results: The analysis showed that, dental hygienists had higher recognition of the efficiency of their work (p<0.001) than dentists, with respect to all items(p>0.05). With respect to subjective agreement, dental hygienists estimated lower recognition among dentists than other dental hygienists and dentists estimated higher recognition among dentists than dental hygienists. With respect to accuracy, dentists’ estimation was lower than the actual recognition among dental hygienists and dental hygienists’ estimation was higher than the actual recognition among dentists in all cases except the efficiency of dental hygienists’ patient education work and constant learning. Conclusions: There was wide gap between dental hygienists and dentists in recognition of the efficiency of dental hygienists’ non-surgical periodontal therapy work. Actions must be taken to raise mutual understanding between dental hygienists and dentists regarding dental hygienists’ no-surgical periodontal therapy work, to spread this recognition throughout the dental industry, and to implement systematic support at dental clinics.

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