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Volume 7, Issue 4 - Dec 2007
Volume 7, Issue 3 - Sep 2007
Volume 7, Issue 2 - Apr 2007
Volume 7, Issue 1 - Feb 2007
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Analysis on the recognition of occupational work training in new dental hygienists
Kang, Yong-Ju ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 365~379
The objective of the current study is to provide basic data necessary for the development of systematic program that is required for the systematic occupational work training of dental hygienists who newly employed at dental hospitals or clinics. The results of the surveys were listed as in below. The survey was conducted for 175 experienced dental hygienists who are in charge of occupational work training in 6 regions(Seoul, Kyunggi, Busan, Ulsan, Kwangju, Chungnam, Kyungnam) of the country where the occupational work training for new dental hygienists is systematically operated. 1. The recognition of experienced dental hygienists for the importance of occupational work training revealed that image training was the most importantly recognized by dental hygienists in Seoul Kyunggi regions(pE.01). In case of Busan region, periodontic training and conservative dentistry training were the most importantly recognized, and customer service training was mostly highly recognized in Ulsan region(pE.01). In case of Kwangjuregion, dental health insurance claim training was recognized as most important subject, and Patient consultation training was the most importantly recognized in Chungnam region. In case of Kyungnam region. Oral surgery was recognized as the most important training subject. 2. Regard on the importance of the range of occupational work training, the experienced dental hygienists with less than 2 years of experience were found to recognize the training of greeting and naming most importantly, the dental hygienists with 2~3 years of experience most importantly recognized oral surgery, and the dental hygienists with 4~5 year of experience were found to recognize conservative training most importantly. In case of dental hygienists having 6~9 year of experience recognized periodontic and conservation trainings as the most important subjects, and the dental hygienist having more than 10 years of experience were found to recognize conservative and image trainings mostly importantly.
A Study on the Relation between Treatment posture and Musculoskeletal disorders Between Dental hygienist and Dental hygiene student some areas
Kwag, Jung-Suk ; Jang, Sun-Hee ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 381~393
The objectives of this study was to suggest for prophylatic of Musculoskeletal system disorders in Dental Hyginists and Dental hygiene students to maintain good posture in the dental hygiene curriculum. This study was carried with 100 dental hygienists in "M" city located in Jolla Province and 82 college students majoring in dental hygiene. The results were as follows: 1. During the operators' medical treatment, 41.7% answered that the patients' head was located in the operators' chest during their treatment. Also, 58.3% answered that the patients' head was located in the operators' abdomen. For this reason, 81.3% said that the patients' mouth became close to the operators' eyes - less than 30cm. And 65.1% said that they performed an operation in various directions. 2. The most common posture -between the position of operating and the position of assisting- is the position of operationg 1. The position of operationg 1 and 5 have an effect on the waist, and the position of assisting 3 has an effect on pains of the waist, bottoms, knees, ankles and feet. 3. The common symptoms of musculoskeletal system disorders in dental hygienists and student was the neck ache and the shoulders, and was followed by the lower back. From the cases that they visited in health care or apothecary to the above pain, symptoms were highest in the shoulders(18.3%) and were followed by the lower back(13.4%) and neck(9.1%). 4. On The necessity of education related to, According to researches, 96.3% college students and 92.5% dental hygienists answered that education related to Musculoskeletal system disorders is necessary. 5. In this study, I have 3 limitations. First, the subject of survey was selected for specific people in the specific city, Second, the personal judgment was made in judging the relations of the position of operating, the position of assisting and the aches. Third, the relations of the position of operating, the position of assisting and the aches don't have supporting medical evidences. Therefore, this study will be carried on more people with more objectives and medical method.
Study on the factors that affect the intent of changing occupation of Dental Hygienists
Gwon, Mi-Young ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 395~403
The purpose of this study is to investigate the main factors that affect turnover of Dental Hygienists so that it leads to preventing high turnover and long-term service in their position. Data were obtained from 112 dental hygienists who are currently working for dental clinics from September 17th 2007 to October 16th 2007 via questionnaires. For this study, the demographic factors and unique characteristics of Dental Hygienists are considered as well as all the variables of statistic. The results derived from using SPSS 11.0 are as follows: 1. The average of job related factors is 2.55 point, the average of job satisfaction is 2.59 point, the average of salary related factor is 2.24 point and the average of changing their occupation is 2.85 point. 2. The difference between the factors related to age and changing their occupation shows the highest level on job related factors.(pM0.033) in the age between 26 and 30. 3. Dental Hygienists who are in their occupation for 6years to 9 years answer that salary would be the main reason to change their jobs. 4. For married dental hygienists, salary related factor is the main reason to make them change their occupation.(pM0.002)
Parents' concern for child oral health
Kim, Kyung-Seon ; Kim, Sun-Ju ; Kim, Chang-Hee ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 405~418
The purpose of this study was to examine the interest level of mothers in oral health. The subjects in this study were 184 mothers whose children attended daycare centers in the city of K. A survey was conducted from March 15 through April 30, 2007, and SPSS WIN 11.5 program was employed to analyze their answer sheets. The findings of the study were as follows: 1. A group of mothers whose children brushed their teeth three times a day on the average made up 55.7 percent of those who were at the age of 35 and under. Among the mothers having three or more children, those mothers accounted for 59.1 percent. The daily mean toothbrushing frequency of children was higher among the better-educated mothers. 2. Concerning dietary and oral guidance, the mothers whose academic background was better curbed their children's excessive sugar intake more often, and the gap between them and the others was statistically significant(pE.05). As to the importance of oral health by the number of child and academic credential, those who had two children(36.0%) taught them the importance of oral health frequently(pE.01), and the better-educated mothers taught about it often(pE.05). The gap between the groups and the others was significant. 3. As for experience of visiting dental institutions, the working mothers visited dental institutions more often than the stay-at-home mothers, and the gap between them was statistically significant(pE.05). Regarding purpose of the visit, the largest group aimed to get treatment(64.6%), followed by having a dental checkup(14.6%) and receiving preventive treatment(13.5%). As to any inconveniences in using dental institutions, those who were working and who were in the upper income bracket found it more inconvenient to do that because of a long distance or time constraints. The gap between them and the others was significant. 4. In regard to concern for dental care, the mothers who were better educated(pE.001) and whose family income was 3 million won or more had their teeth scaled more often, and the gap between them and the others was statistically significant(pE.01). The rate of the regular visitors of dental institutions stood at 32.7 percent of the junior-college graduates, 31.0 percent of the mothers receiving college or higher education and 10.1 percent of the high-school graduates(pE.01). And those who earned larger income paid a visit to dental institutions more often and on a regular basis. The gap between them and the others was statistically significant(pE.05).
Clients Satisfaction with Oral Hygiene Care Services System Provided by the Dental Hygiene Clinics in the Department of Dental Hygiene, Yonsei University
Kim, Nam-Hee ; Kwon, Hye-Ri ; Kim, Da-Hye ; Kim, Da-Hee ; Kim, Min-Hee ; Yoo, Seung-Hee ; Choi, Jin-Ah ; Chung, Won-Gyun ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 419~431
The setting of dental hygiene clinics is very important to dental hygiene education, which is the place not only to educate students but also to care clients. The purpose of this study is to provide basic research material for improvement of dental hygiene care system in dental hygiene clinics by analyzing the client satisfaction. A questionnaire survey by means of self-entry method was conducted to find out satisfaction of the client, who was visited to the dental hygiene clinics in the department of dental hygiene, Yonsei University. An analysis of frequency, one way ANOVA and T-Test were performed through SPSS 12.0K program. 1. Most clients were mainly composed of students in Wonju College of Medicine. 2. The clients visited for scaling(85.8%) and oral examination(9.73%) were much than treatment(4.42%). 3. Clients aged 21 to 25 were relatively lower in satisfaction with the facilities, system, attitude than any other ages. 4. The dental hygiene students are the lowest group in satisfaction with the facility, system, attitude than medical and nursing students. 5. The clients satisfaction with dental hygiene clinics was decreased in reverse proportion to visiting frequency. 6. Most of the clients pointed out the problems of appointment system(54.0%) and fee(23.0%), which should be improved than any other operation conditions. 7. Most of the clients were not satisfied with chair time and pain during care. 8. Most clients recognized to receive the better care service than other dental offices(81.3%). Especially, they paid attention to oral health education using phase-contrast microscope. 9. Many clients were dissatisfied with facilities of the dental hygiene clinics(71.7%). The problems of appointment system(54.0%) and chair time of dental hygiene care services(63.6%) had also inconvenienced to clients. The dental hygiene clinics in school play a crucial role in dental hygiene education to foster the student to be competent as a professional dental hygienist in the future. Therefore, well-organized dental hygiene care program based on dental hygiene process is essential. It is also required to improve the environment of dental hygiene clinics including facilities, appointment system and fee etc.
A Survey of Dental Hygiene Students' perception toward the Biomedical Ethics Problem
Kim, Yun-Jeong ; Choi, Jung-Mi ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 433~439
This paper describes biomedical ethics problem perception in dental hygiene students. Questionnaire surveys were conducted for 285 in dental hygiene students from September 3th to 21th of 2007. For statistical analyses of collected data, the descriptive analyses and chi-square were adopted. This collected data showed that bribery as the most common ethical problem. Other frequently mentioned problems are unkindness of patient and treatment equality. They agreed to artificial abortion in 79.1%, human cloning was statistically significant by grade. Biomedical ethics problem except euthanasia and human cloning were statistically significant by resident area. Also, brain death was statistically significant by religion.
Relationship between Quality of Life and validated for constituent concepts validity using OHIP
Kim, Hye-Jin ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 441~453
This study was conducted among 831 industrial workers in Gumi City in Gyung-Sang-Buk Do for the purpose of acquiring knowledge to improve quality of life though industrial workers' oral health promotion. Oral examination and questionnaire surveying were used to evaluate workers' oral health state and subjective health state and analyze their effect on quality of life. At the same time, the scales used in measuring the subjects' health state and quality of life-OHIP and WHOQOL-BREF-were validated for their constituent concepts and their relations were analyzed through structural modeling. The analysis results can be summarized as follows; The constituent concepts of OHIP and QOL factor structural models were validated since they were all in the range of appropriateness, as shown in the result of analysis using Indices of Fit-GFI, CFL, TLI and RMSEA. The result of analysis of constituent concepts to identitify the relations between OHIP and QOL confirmed that OHIP influences QOL.
Knowledge on the chemical disinfectants among dental workers in some Daejeon region
Min, Hee-Hong ; Ahn, Kwon-Suk ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 455~470
The usage of appropriate disinfectants is essential for infection control in dental hospitals, dental clinics. Inadequate use of disinfectants is the cause of human or environmental toxicity and is a waste of cost. This study was aimed to assess the level of knowledge on the disinfection and chemical disinfectants among dental workers in dental hospitals, dental clinics. It's ultimately intended to serve as a basis for the preparation of more effective, appropriate educational programs on the disinfection and manuals on the use of disinfectants for dental workers. This study enforced a questionnaire with 184 dental workers employed in dental hospitals, dental clinics from 15 Aug. to 15 Sep. 2007, in the area of Daejeon. The obtained result were as follows; 1. The population sociological feature of dental hospital and dental clinic showed that significant differences of dental service career(pM0.039). Dental service career of dental workers shows; below 3 years 42.9%, 4~6 years 34.7%, more than 7 years 22.4% in dental hospitals, below 3 years 30.4%, 4~6 years 26.7%, more than 7 years 43.0% in dental clinics(pM0.039). 2. The average score of dental workers knowledge in 'Critical item soaks in high-level disinfectants for 20minutes was 2.73V0.49 point, got from knowledge of dental instrument is appropriate to immerse before sterilization in the dental device disinfection(pM0.002). 3. In the general disinfection which it follows in education experience of chemical disinfectants direction for use, 'Direction for use by Spaulding process classification' responded that the correct answer was the education experience dental workers 60.0%, the education non-experience dental workers 39.5%(p=0.026). 4. In the dental device disinfection which it follows in education experience of chemical disinfectants direction for use. 'High level disinfection is not applied for the non-critical items and equipment' responded that the education experience dental workers 49.2%, the education non-experience dental workers 31.9%(pM0.045), 'Semi-critical items is applied same method in presence of the infection disease which it acts responded that the education experience dental workers 44.6% answer back, the education non-experience dental workers 24.4%(pM0.017). 5. 'A hand disinfectants of anticeptics have effect' the education experience dental workers 78.5% answer back, the education non-experience dental workers 52.9%(pM0.003). 1t uses with hand disinfectants when the instruments which be imbrued and patient contact', the education experience dental workers 78.5% answer back, the education non-experience dental workers 62.2%(pM0.026), 'Boric acid solution uses for the skin disinfectants the education experience dental workers 52.3% answer back, the education non-experience dental workers is 37.0%(pM0.016), 'Gluconate have effective difference which it follows in chemical disinfectant consistency and the solution type' education experience dental workers 72.3% answer back, education non-experience dental workers 47.9%(pM0.004). 6. The education experience dental workers were appeared higher than the education non-experience dental workers in knowledge of the disinfection and chemical disinfectants. Consequently system and the specialty education which is standardized continuously must be provided to all dental workers.
Electrochemical hydrothermal treatment on Pure Titanium by the method of Cathodic reduction
Song, Jae-Joo ; Kim, Kyeong-Seon ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 471~479
The purpose of this study was to examine the optimum condition of impulse during the anodic spark oxidation applying pulse current as well as to find the excellent condition for HA precipitation the after electrochemical hydrothermal treatment by cathode reduction method. After anodic spark oxidation, the anodized specimen and the Pt plate connected cathode and anode, respectively. Hydrothermal treatment performed at 90, 120,
for 2 hours in the electrolyte containing
(Aminomethane), and NaCl. The optimum impulse voltage for anodic spark oxidation was 350V. The optimum pulse cycle measured at 10 mS. The HA crystals precipitated excellently by cathode reduction at
for 2 hours. The phases of anatase, rutile, and HA coating on the surface of modified titanium surface immersed in Hanks' solution for 3weeks were detected by XRD measurement and the intensity of HA crystal phase has increased by temperature and time of hydrothermal treatment. According to the our experiments, we found that Pure Ti will be good materials of bioactivity and biocompatibility.
A study on Knowledge and Compliance among dental personnels in dental implants
Ahn, Kwon-Suk ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 481~493
It follows in increase of the old age population and the loss of teeth increases, also the supplement prosthetics treatment which is caused by loss of teeth is various and it develops and the dentistry implant demand is increasing. This study enforced a self-administered survey with 197 dental personnels employed in dental hospitals, dental clinics from August 15, 2007, to September 15, in the area of Daejeon. It's ultimately intended to serve as a basis for the preparation of more effective, appropriate dental implants education programs for personnels, who take a crucial part in dental implants operation, provide better dental services to patients who are in need of dental implants operation. As the result, the study got the following conclusion. 1. The population sociological feature of dental hospital and dental clinic showed that significant differences of dental service career. Dental service career of dental personnels shows; below 3 years 43.1%, 4~6 years 35.3%, more than 7 years 21.6% in dental hospitals, below 3 years 29.5%, 4~6 years 28.1%, more than 7 years 42.5% in dental clinics(p=0.027). 2. The average score of personnels knowledge in dental implants was 3.67point, from analyzing the knowledge on dental implants of dental personnels from dental health-care settings, dental personnels employed in dental hospitals scored relatively higher than in dental clinics(p=0.129). Dental personnels with 4~6 years of experience scored the highest(p=0.002). 3. The average score of dental personnels compliance in dental implants was 3.92point, from analyzing the compliance of dental implants of dental personnels from dental health-care settings, dental personnels employed in dental hospitals scored relatively higher than in dental clinics(p=0.006). Dental personnels with 4~6 years of experience scored the highest(p=0.707). 4. The contingency coefficient between dental implants general knowledge and the general compliance(r=0.233, p=0.001), operation knowledge and operation compliance(r=0.332, p=0.000), maintenance knowledge and maintenance compliance(r=0.236, p=0.001). 5. Recently dental implants is emerging as one of the important medical services in the dental treatment sector. From analyzing the compliance of dental implants of dental personnels in dental health-care settings, dental personnels employed in dental hospitals scored relatively higher than in dental clinics. Consequently, the effort of the dentist and the dental personnels demanded to be earnestly to improves the difference of the knowledge and compliance against the dental implants of the dental personnels in dental health-care settings, it is thought that with reinforcement of effective role share and professionalism to success of dental implants, more system and the specialty dental implants education which is standardized continuously must be provided to all dental personnels.
A study on perceived value of work among the clinical dental hygienists and its determinants
Yoon, Hee-Suk ; Kim, Young-Sun ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 495~508
This study, to investigate the state of PVW among the clinical dental hygienists and its determinants, has polled 322 clinical dental hygienists working in Daegu, Kyung buk province, and Ulsan. Data were collected by self-administrated questionnaire. A SPSS 12.0 for Windows was used for statistical analysis. The obtained results were as follows: 1. The average of PVW among the respondents was 3.43. 2. The area average of PVW determinants was as follows; job significance, 3.31, process efficiency, 3.42, product usefulness, 3.32, vision realizability, 3.53, social recognition, 3.23 and the total average, 3.36. 3. The married have higher PVW than the unmarried in all areas(p=.012, p=.008, p=.036, p=.007). 4. As for working experience, in the case of perceived self value, those having 1~2 years experience have the highest PVW(p=.000), apart from perceived self value, those having over 6 years experience have the highest PVW in all areas(p=.015, p=.001, p=.002). Relating to the task, those working in the patient consulting and managing part have the highest PVW, relating to the annual salary, those having over 25 million won have the highest PVW(p=.000, p=.000, p=.001, p=.000). 5. The relationship between PVW and PVW determinants, in all respects, is meaningful, so it was found that the higher determinants are, the higher PVW is. 6. The whole explanation variate of PVW determinants was meaningful in PVW, perceived self value, value fulfillment emotion, respectively representing 38.8%, 55.6%, 61.5%(pE.001). PVW of clinical dental hygienists should be considered as a significant criterion of indivisual and organizational effectiveness. To improve effectually PVW of the clinical dental hygienists, there is need to establish culture in a system of hospital that redound to their social recognition.
A survey on recognition about water fluoridation of the primary teachers at non-fluridated area in Jinhae
Jang, Kyeung-Ae ; Moon, Seon-Jeong ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 509~519
The purpose of this study was to take inforamtion to increase support on water fluoridation primary school teachers in Jinhae. The survey was done by self-administration method to primary school teachers 88 at non-fluoridated area in Jinhae. The date was analysed using the SPSS 10.1 program. The results are as follows : The mean percentage of the respondents using the tap water and purified water for drinking was 51.1% and 33.3%, respectively. Recognition rate of water fluoridation was 64.8%, 33.3% of the respondents knew about water fluoridation from mass mesdia. 62.5% of the respondents agreed with water fluoridation. 76.1% of the respondents knew that the purpose of water fluoridation was the prevention of dental caries. 72.7% of the respondents agreed with continuous water fluoridation. 70.5% of the recognized about safety of water fluoridation. 72.7% of the respondents agreed with decision of professional group for the performance of water fluoridation. In order to secure residents' support for the continuation of the adjusted water fluoridation program and to reinforce the education for safety and economical efficiency for the residents through systemic education.
Investigational study on Oral Health Behavior and Awareness of visitor oral prophylaxis practice units
Jang, Gye-Won ; Seo, Eun-Ju ; Kang, Yong-Ju ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 521~534
The purpose of this study to provide base data of various dental hygiene management systems are necessary to improve the oral health of visitor oral prophylaxis practice units, investigating and analyzing the oral health behavior and awareness of 130 scaling patients who visited the oral prophylaxis practice units of J Health College from April to May of the year 2007. The following conclusions were obtained 1. 50% of them had more than 2 times of toothbrushing a day, and 45.5% had more than 3 times of toothbrushing a day. 2. Toothbrushing was done after having a breakfast in 75.4% and 71.5% brushed their teeth after having a dinner. As the time to brush teeth, 45.4% of the subjects spentless than 3 minutes and 39.2% of them spent less than 2 minutes, and 48.5% of them bushed their teeth in up and down directions and 43.8% used mixed approaches. 3. The usage period of a toothbrush lasted about 3 month in 33.1% and 26.2% used a toothbrush about 2 month, and 20% of the subjects had the experience of using dental floss or interdental brush. 4. 61.5% of the subjects had the experience of having scaling treatment. The frequency of scaling was found to be 38.5%. 5. As the cause of having caries of the teeth, 73.8% responded it as unfaithfully brushing and 50% the subjects considered smoking is very harmful to dental health. 6. The most important behavior for dental health was found to be not eating sugars that were pointed out by 75.4% of subjects. Based upon the above listed study results, various dental hygiene management systems are necessary to improve the oral health of patients who visit oral prophylaxis practice units, especially, the correct toothbrushing and periodic oral examination with preventive scaling were thought to be necessary.
Relation between the degree of dental service on dental service provider and dental fear
Jun, Sung-Hee ; Jung, Myung-Hee ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 535~551
Objectives: This study was conducted to know dental service and fear after research on reliability on dentists and satisfaction on dental hygienists. Methods: This study was conducted by the 325 persons who had the experience of visiting dental medical institution. Statistical analysis was conducted using the SPSS 12.0 with T-test, ANOVA and correlation. The obtained results were as follows: Results: 1. Internal consistency of Dental Beliefs Survey(DBS) and dental hygienists satisfaction questionnaire factors were 0.758~0.908(Cronbach' alpha). And the Cronbach' alpha's coefficients of the all subscales were more than 0.6. So high reliability and validity were identified. 2. As result of analysing fear from general feature, the men feel more fear than women and more fear was felt in the case of having worse teeth status. Fear was higher in case of visiting to dental clinic than in case of visiting dental clinic for precaution. And that was statistically related. 3. Dental fear was higher in the case of having the past pain experience, insufficient anesthesia experience, experience of seeing other persons pain and this was statistically related(P<0.01)(P<0.05). 4. Average of reliability on dentists was 37.9, person who has high reliability was 81.8%, person who has low reliability was 18.2%, average of satisfaction on dental hygienists was 31.5%(Satisfaction on dental hygienists was 51.1% and dissatisfaction on dental hygienists was 48.9%). 5. Higher dentists reliability and satisfaction on dental hygienists has lower fear considering general feature and dental clinic use behavior but person who has the dental clinic to go regularly has higher dentists reliability and satisfaction on dental hygienists where, however, fear was not low. 6. As result of analyzing correlation between dental service and dental clinic use behavior, satisfaction on dental hygienists was negatively related to reliability on dentists and fear. And, reliability on dentists was positively related to fear, pain experience in dental clinic, incomplete anesthesia experience, near person pain experience(experience on seeing person in pain), which were statistically related(p<0.01). Conclusions: In relation to general features and reliability on dentists and satisfaction on dental hygienists caused by dental clinic use behavior, dental fear was decreased when reliability and satisfaction are higher. Group with low dental fear had higher reliability on dentists and satisfaction on dental hygienists than group with high dental fear but only reliability on dentists was statistically related(p<0.05).
Community periodontal index treatment needs in relation to dental health care of migrant worker
Jung, Myung-Hee ; Kim, Ju-Yeong ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 553~567
Migrant Worker are rapidly increasing in Korea since 1990. They are nowadays main sources of laborer groups engaging in medium-sized factories. The purpose of this study is to provide the basic information to establish proper oral health policy. Dental caries and periodontal disese are the most common disease that occur in the mouth. Periodontal disease is the most common disease in humans and the biggest reason for the loss of the teeth in the adult population. The CPITIN has been developed jontly by the international Dental Federation and the World Health Organization. CPITN is now an established index of level, of periodontal condition in populations for which specific intervention might be considered. This study was conducted to obtain the information regarding to CPITN of migrant workers located in Daegu, Questionaire survey was carried out for 289 workers from July 9 to August 8, 2006. Total survey was 289, 224 males and 65 females. The result was as follows: First, The number of nationality was 14. The first majority was China as 31.8% Among 14 nationalities were Cambodia 18.0%, Vietnam 12.8%, Sri Lanka 12.1%, Indonesia 7.3%, Nepal 4.2%, the other 13.8%, those who are aged from 20 to 29 were 43.9%, and salary from 1,000,000 won to 1,490,000 won 51.2%.(as for their residence, those who resided) over 3 years were 42.6% and not insured reached 68.5%. Second, more than 93.4% of the subjects need periodontal treatment, only 4.9% of non-smoker was health periodontal states, four times frequency of tooth brushing per a day was 16.7%. Third, 28.7% of migrant workers had experienced visit of dental clinic, and 22.9% had received treatment of decayed tooth. Fourth, It is difficult for them 65.1% of them to visit dental clinic in korea, the First was a communication problem and the second was time. Fifth, Most of them didn't have a oral health education but 85.1% of them said that they wish they attend oral health education. We conclude that the situation of migrant workers was very bad considering their working conditions, circumstances, and health condition. According to this study, more than 93.4% of the people need periodontal treatment. Besides they didn't have accurate knowledge about prevention of periodontal disease. Therefor our considering these facts, the policy of dental health by government should be established for migrant workers.
An investigation on the actual status of oral health care and perceptions of oral health among the under graduates of S college of education in Cheongju-si - according to their experiences in oral health care education -
Ji, Min-Gyeong ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 569~582
The author aims at first securing basic material required for developing and operating proper oral health care education programs though making an investigation into the undergraduates of S College of Education on the actual status of oral health care and perceptions of oral health care education. The obtained results were as follows 1. In the actual status of oral care based on whether or not they have experiences in taking oral health care education, undergraduates with teeth brushing for more than three minutes a time were found to be 25.9% and 15.7% respectively according to the existence and nonexistence of experiences in the education(pM0.020), and undergraduates with teeth brushing in a circular motion was found to be 64.7% and 51.7% respectively, showing statistically significant differences(pM0.015). 2. In the actual status of preventative oral care according to whether or not they have experiences in taking oral care education, degrees of awareness of the usefulness of dental cleansers among the undergraduates were found to be 37.6% and 21.5% respectively according to the existence and nonexistence of experiences in the education(pM0.001), undergraduates with experiences in scaling were found to be 51.8% and 34.9% respectively(pM0.002) and undergraduates with experiences in having dental sealants were found to be 26.5% and 16.9%(pM0.031), showing statistically significant differences. 3. In the survey on perceptions of oral health care according to the existence and nonexistence of experiences in oral health care education, it was revealed that the case that they indicated 'the necessity of oral health care education' was 87.1% and 64.0% respectively according to the existence and nonexistence of the experience(pM0.000), and undergraduates intended to 'participate in oral care education for students(at mid and high schools and so on) after being teachers' were 77.6% and 65.7% respectively, showing statistically significant differences(pM0.011). 4. In general characteristics according to awareness of the necessity of cultivating oral health professionals, groups with awareness of the necessity consisted of 31.8% of freshmen and juniors(pM0.001), 55.69b of female undergraduates(pM0.001), 80.8% of non-smokers(pM0.012), 38.9% of large city residents(pM0.002) and 32.3% of undergraduates living in their own houses (pM0.028), showing statistically significant differences.
A Survey on Preliminary Dental Hygienists' Senses of Employment
Han, Su-Jin ; Lee, Sun-Mi ; Lim, Mi-Hee ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 583~594
The purpose of this study was to conduct a survey on the senses that preliminary dental hygienists have on employment, who applied for the National Dental Hygienist Examination, so that it could provide a basic reference required for fostering good human resources specializing in oral health with a sense of mission and responsibility as professional. To meet these goals, a self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted for participants in a refresher education meeting for preliminary dental hygienists across three major regions(Seoul, Daejeon and Busan), which was held by the Korean Dental Hygienists Association(KDHA) on Jan. 15, 2006. Total 289 sheets of questionnaire were collected, and 262 sheets except invalid or incomplete ones were used for examination and analysis. As a result, this study came to the following conclusions: First, it was found that 40.4% respondents wanted to be employed in dental clinic or hospital. Most respondents(90.1%) answered that faithfulness is most valued as prerequisite qualification for employment in hospital, and highest percentage of respondents(39.3%) wanted to earn 16 to 17 million Korean won annually. For internship opportunities, 61.9% respondents replied that they could willingly accept the internship, provided that basic pay and switchover to regular employee are all assured. Second, as the results of survey on employment circumstances around respondents, it was found that most respondents(58.3%) were employed in dental clinic or hospital, and highest percentage of respondents(35.0%) earned 15 to 16 million Korean won. Third, it was found that interpersonal relationships among employees had most significant effects(4.81) on selection of employment, which was followed by in-house welfare benefits 1(monthly/annual vacation, resting room, etc; 4.56). For possible influential factors on the selection of employment depending on whether employed or not, it was found that there were Significant differences in pay, welfare benefit 2(seminar, orientation, refresher training opportunities, etc), post-wedding continued employment and merit system between employees and non-employees(pE0.05). Fourth, the survey on respondents' occupational senses of dental hygienist showed that major tasks of dental hygienists were represented by oral disease prevention(92.6%), case management(71.5%), oral health education(66.3%), hospital/clinic management and dental management support(10.4%) and public oral health activities(6.7%) respectively. For job satisfaction, it was found that almost half respondents(48.9%) showed satisfaction at their job and 32.6% felt satisfied at and proud of their job. That is, majority of respondents(81.5%) felt satisfied at their job as dental hygienist. For follow-up requirements to qualify for dental hygienists, it was found that 73.3% felt it necessary to give more investments to self-development, 62.2% respondents considered protection of membership's rights as one of future assignments that KDHA should be more committed to. For future social awareness about dental hygienists as occupation, 69.2% respondents expected that they would be better developed and treated as professional. And desired training courses as a part of qualification for professional dental hygienists were represented by case management(services, manners, etc; 33.3%), implant(28.9%), esthetics(correction, prosthesis, whitening; 18.9%) and so on. For an item on working years, it was noted that 75.9% respondents would keep working as dental hygienists as long as they could.
A Study on Approach toward Integrative Dental-Hygienist Curriculum Model
Hwang, Mi-Yeong ; Lee, Chun-Sun ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 595~609
The purpose of this study was to classify the courses of the dental-hygiene curricula into several categories by field, to incorporate the subjects in the same category into an integrated course, and to suggest how to ensure the successful phase-in application of integrative education according to Ronald M. Harden's 11-stage integrative ladder model. The findings of the study were as follows: 1. When the existing curricula were analyzed, it's found that many credits were provided to the courses in the area of basic dentistry that offered both theory and practice. In particular, the subjects tested by the national examination were offered by every college. In the field of public oral health, the largest number of credits was allocated to theory of oral prophylaxis and practice courses. In clinical area, clinical practice, in the area of dental office management, dental insurance course was given the largest credit. There were 31 to 61 major subjects in the colleges, which indicated that the major subjects were segmented in detail. 2. It seemed necessary to incorporate the subjects in the field of basic dentistry into oral biology, and theory of oral prophylaxis/practice, preventive dentistry/practice, preclinical stage, emergency treatment and introduction to dental hygiene should be integrated in to clinical dental hygiene. The courses in clinical area should be combined into clinical dentistry, and in the field of medical management, dental insurance, hospital management and medical relation law should be incorporated into management of dental clinic. 3. In the 11-stage integrative ladder, the subjects in the same field could perfectly be incorporated as the stages advanced. Each of the subjects was less emphasized, and communication and joint plans among teachers who were respectively in charge of the courses were increasingly considered important. Specifically, there should be a consensus among the teachers in regard to the outline of teaching programs, order of education. objects and objectives of programs and what and how to evaluate.
A Study on Dental Hygienists' Needs for Specialized Education in Health Promotion Projects
Hwang, Yoon-Sook ;
Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene, volume 7, issue 4, 2007, Pages 611~625
The purpose of this study was to analyze dental hygienists' opinions on health promotion projects in public health and their needs for specialized education in the projects, so that it could help prepare specialized education program required for health promotion projects in the future. To meet the goals, total 364 dental hygienists working in public health were asked to join a questionnaire survey via e-mail in September 2007 for data analysis. As a result, this analysis came to the following conclusions: First, it was found that 29.9% of total respondents took in charge of health promotion projects, and 26.9% respondents considered it very necessary to be responsible for the health promotion projects(56.0% considered it necessary). Almost half respondents considered nonsmoking assistance most desirable task(48.4%) and foremost demanded(50.5%) out of all current health promotion projects, 39.8% respondents answered that they could carry on health promotion task, if assigned, after completing occupational training course. Second, it was found that 39.3% respondents acquired other licenses and qualifications than certificate of registered dental hygienist, and their medical licenses or qualifications included certificate of nursing assistant(18.7%) and certificate of social worker(11.8%) by category. Third, in terms of opinions on possible ways to facilitate health promotion projects, it was found that over half respondents considered it recommended to step up specialized education(56.9%) and prepare legal basis and administrative system(53.6%). Notably, 90.7% respondents considered it necessary to step up specialized education in health promotion. Fourth, in terms of opinions on participation in health promotion projects, it was found that almost half respondents(49.7%) considered it necessary and very positive for extending dental hygienists' works in the future. Moreover, in terms of reasons for sum positive answers, it was found that many respondents considered it helpful for appointment(41.8%) and contributing to capability development and job satisfaction(44.5%). In terms of opinions that sud, participation would be unnecessary, 29.7% respondents thought that nothing would be changed in their dental health projects even with reduced number of public health dentists, and 31.3% respondents thought that dental hygienists are professional manpower responsible only for dental health works. Finally, in terms of on-the-job training(OJT) related to health promotion, it was found that 92.9% respondents desired for OJT. In terms of experiences in OJT, 79.9% respondents answered that they never joined OJT course. In other words, only 20.1% respondents joined OJT courses for health promotion task, such as nonsmoking assistance(8.8%), health promotion FMTP training(2.2%), exercises(1.4%) and nutrition(0.6%).