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Oral Health Promotion Program for Elderly in Dong-gu, Daejeon: A Case Report
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  • Journal title : Journal of dental hygiene science
  • Volume 16, Issue 3,  2016, pp.249-255
  • Publisher : the Korean Society of Dental Hygiene science
  • DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2016.16.3.249
 Title & Authors
Oral Health Promotion Program for Elderly in Dong-gu, Daejeon: A Case Report
Song, Eun-Joo; Hwang, Soo-Jeong;
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 Abstract
The Ministry of Health and Welfare in Korea has enforced the oral health promotion program for elderly in Korea. There are the denture delivery program and the fluoride application-scaling program for elderly. Donggu Public Health Center in Daejeon has delivered the fluoride application-scaling program for elderly since the demonstration project in 2009. The official dental hygienists had a prior consultation with Dong-gu branch of Korean Senior Citizens Association in Daejeon. We expanded the program through government office, welfare centers, and nursing homes. The participants were satisfied with the public relations (95.2%), scaling (99.7%), fluoride application (91.5%), toothbrushing education (98.6%), and denture cleaning education (96.6%). After a medial accident with persistent bleeding, the pre-inspection survey about systemic disease and medication was reinforced. The official dental hygienists have agonized over the low participation of the low-income group and the overlap benefit with health insurance benefit of scaling. We suggested it be needed the assessment of the public oral health program to overlap with health insurance benefit.
 Keywords
Aged;Korea;Oral health;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
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