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Some Adults' Opinions about Private Dental Insurance and National Dental Insurance according to Stress of Dental Treatment Cost
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  • Journal title : Journal of dental hygiene science
  • Volume 15, Issue 6,  2015, pp.703-711
  • Publisher : the Korean Society of Dental Hygiene science
  • DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.703
 Title & Authors
Some Adults' Opinions about Private Dental Insurance and National Dental Insurance according to Stress of Dental Treatment Cost
Kim, Youn-Gyung; Kim, Eun-Ji; Nho, Su-Hyun; Baek, Eun-Jin; Shin, Min-Seo; Hwang, Soo-Jeong;
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 Abstract
The high dental treatment cost has been considered as one of the major reasons for inappropriate dental treatment in Korea. The aim of this study was to investigate the opinions of expansion of National Health Insurance (NHI) in dental treatment fields not covered with NHI and buying private dental insurance. This survey was carried out targeting 266 adults from their 30s to 50s with convenience sampling. The higher orders in stress of dental treatment cost were orthodontic treatment, dental implant, prosthodontic treatment, and caries treatment not covered with NHI. The higher orders in needs of expansion of NHI were caries treatment not covered with NHI, prosthodontic treatment, and orthodontic treatment. The agreement percentages with age restriction in NHI were scaling 57.1%, denture 23.3%, implant 14.3%, respectively. The subjective oral health had impact on the stress of dental treamtent cost and expansion on NHI. Although only 8.3% subjects had private dental insurance, 68.4% of the subjects had positive opinions buying private dental insurance. The correlation coefficients between stress of dental treatment cost and buying private dental insurance were implant 0.408, caries treatment not covered with NHI 0.404, denture 0.394, crown and bridge 0.375, and orthodontic treatment 0.313. Expansion of NHI in dental treatment and development of private dental insurance was suggested to treat dental disease in appropriate time.
 Keywords
Cost;Dental;Insurance;Stress;Treatment;
 Language
Korean
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