The correlation between dental caries experience and improved dental caries activity tests for the students of dental hygiene

치위생과 학생의 치아우식경험도와 개량형 우식활성검사와의 관련성

  • Cho, Min-Jung (Department of Dental Hygiene, Kwang-Ju Health College) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Hee (Department of Dental Hygiene, Kwang-Ju Health College) ;
  • Kim, Eun-Mi (Department of Dental Hygiene, Kwang-yang Health College) ;
  • Lee, Hyang-Nim (Department of Dental Hygiene, Mok-Po Science College)
  • 조민정 (광주보건대학 치위생과) ;
  • 김진희 (광주보건대학 치위생과) ;
  • 김은미 (광양보건대학 치위생과) ;
  • 이향님 (목포과학대학 치위생과)
  • Published : 2003.12.30

Abstract

This study was implemented for 84 students of dental hygiene to show the correlation between dental caries experience and improved caries activity test. Dental caries experience for the sample groups was examined and stimulative saliva secreted for 5 minutes was collected into the tube to check saliva secretion rate. Dentocult LB test was executed to observe Lactobacilli colonies after 96 hour cultivation of culture slides moistened with stimulative saliva. Dentocult SM test(screening strip, site strip) was done to measure SM colonies distribution after 48 hour cultivation of culture strips applied with collected saliva and dental plaque respectively, and salivary buffering capacity was checked by means of Dentobuff strip kit. Following conclusions are obtained after examining the relation between Dentocult LB, Dentocult SM, Dentobuff strip test results and DMFT index, salivary secretion rate. 1. Showed no significant difference between Dentocult LB test results and DMFT index, salivary secretion rate. 2. Showed no significant difference between Dentocult SM(screening strip) test results and DMFT index, salivary secretion rate. 3. Showed significant difference between Dentocult SM(site strip) test results and DMFT index(pE0.05), but showed no significant difference between Dentocult SM(site strip) test results and salivary secretion rate. 4. Showed no significant difference between Dentobuff strip test results and DMFT index, but showed a very wide difference between Dentobuff strip test results and salivary secretion rate(pE0.01).

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 광주보건대학