A Case Study of Oral Healthcare Program for Some Students with Intellectual Disabilities

일부 지적장애 학생을 위한 구강건강관리 프로그램에 관한 사례연구

Son, Jung-Hui;Choi, Won-Ik;Lim, Do-Seon;Choi, Eun-Mi

  • Received : 2018.12.21
  • Accepted : 2019.02.01
  • Published : 2019.02.28


This study is to develop an oral healthcare program for students with intellectual disabilities, who were in high-school grades in Special School C located in North Chungcheong Province, and to examine its effect after applying the program. The program effect was the index of oral environment care ability and the score of dental caries risk per each session. In addition, images were taken for phase-contrast microscopy. The PHP index before and after the oral healthcare program and the risk of dental caries decreased but showed no significant difference. An observation on phase-contrast microscopy revealed that the number of cocci decreased at the third session compared to that in the first session, and almost no bacillus was observed. The oral healthcare program, would be able to improve the oral environment care ability of students with intellectual disabilities and lower the risk of dental caries.


Disability;Oral Health;Oral Healthcare Program