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Journal of dental hygiene science
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Volume 12, Issue 6 - Dec 2012
Volume 12, Issue 5 - Oct 2012
Volume 12, Issue 4 - Aug 2012
Volume 12, Issue 3 - Jun 2012
Volume 12, Issue 2 - Apr 2012
Volume 12, Issue 1 - Feb 2012
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Comparison of Bioethical Perception between Dental Hygiene Students and Non-Health Students
Ahn, Yong-Soon ; Kim, Myoung-Hee ; Han, Ji-Hyoung ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 12, issue 1, 2012, Pages 1~6
This study was practiced to provide basic data which is necessary for ethical education of dental hygiene students by comparing the bioethical perception between dental hygiene students and non-health students. Questionnaire surveys were conducted for 778 students in two universities in Gyeonggi-Do province and analyzed the collected data with SAS 9.2. The findings of the study were as follows : 1. there was no stastistical difference in the degree of bioethical perception between dental hygiene students and non-health students. 2. Students who have family member in medical field were more conscious of bioethics than students who doesn't. According to religion, the protestants were most conscious and no-religions scored the lowest. 3. In case of dental hygiene students, female was more conscious. According to religion, there were statistical differences between the Catholic and Buddhism, the Catholic and No-religion. 4. Dental hygiene students were more strongly opposed to let infant with fatal congenital disease die than non-health students. 5. Dental hygiene students were more strongly opposed to rejecting organ transplant, trade in human organs and using alternative organ of animal. Also, they estimated higher the possibility of medical irrationalities due to trade in human organs. From these results, a curriculum for bioethical education in department of dental hygiene should be developed to form and improve the more desirable bioethical perception of dental hygiene students.
Association between Critical Thinking Disposition and Grade Point Average Score in Dental Hygiene Students
Hwang, Hye-Rim ; Kim, Eung-Kwon ; Cho, Young-Sik ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 12, issue 1, 2012, Pages 7~13
Critical thinking is a essential competency for dental hygiene education and practice. The purpose of this study was to examine critical thinking disposition between groups classified by GPA score in two dental hygiene educational program. A total 252 dental hygiene students responded. The study extracted six dimensions(intellectual eagerness/curiosity, prudence, healthy skepticism, intellectual integrity, objectivity, self-confidence) derived from 27 items with the exception of systematicity using factor analysis. The mean score for critical thinking disposition was 3.47 on a 5 point scale. The result showed a statistically significant correlation critical thinking disposition and age. Multivariate analysis of covariance(MANCOVA) was used to compare six subscales between the three groups. MANCOVA results revealed that intellectual eagerness/curiosity for three groups were significantly different(Wilks's lamda=0.914, F(6, 24)=1.869), p=0.01, partial eta square=0.044). Multiple comparison for intellectual eagerness/curiosity by Scheffe's method showed differences between high score group and mid score group(p=0.027), high score group and low score group(p=0.002). In this study, academic achievement and critical thinking tends to show significant correlations is known. Critical thinking skills by examining the actual grade compares the difference in propensity scores according to a case study in intellectual curiosity, passion, and could tell the difference to appear.
The Effect of the Intramural Marketing Activities in Dental Hygienist' on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention in Dental Hygienist
Lee, Chun-Sun ; Lim, Soon-Hwan ; Han, Ji-Hyoung ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 12, issue 1, 2012, Pages 15~22
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of internal marketing on the job satisfaction and turnover intention of dental hygienists. A self-administered survey was conducted on the selected dental hygienists, and the statistical package SPSS 12.0 was employed to analyze the collected data. The findings of the study were as follows: 1. The performance of internal marketing took place more often among the dental hygienists who belonged to the other workplaces. Those who had three to less than five years of experience at their current workplaces were more aware of the importance of education and training. 2. The dental hygienists who were aged between 26 and 35 and who belonged to the other workplaces and who had five to less than 10 years of experience in total expressed the best job satisfaction. And the strongest turnover intention was found among those who had one to less than three years of experience in total or at the current workplaces. 3. As a result of analyzing the correlation of those variables, better performance of internal marketing led to better job satisfaction, and better performance of internal marketing and higher job satisfaction led to less turnover intention. 4. The factors of internal marketing performance that exerted an influence on job satisfaction were communication and welfare benefits, and the variables that affected turnover intention were education/training and the reward system that belonged to the performance of internal marketing.
Awareness of Dental Hygienists in Dental Hygiene and Non-Dental Hygiene Students
Oh, Han-Na ; Park, Young-Nam ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 12, issue 1, 2012, Pages 23~29
The purpose of this study was to investigate the image and the awareness of dental hygienists in dental hygiene and non-dental hygiene students. The subjects in this study were 414 students who were in the three-year-course department of dental hygiene and in another four-year-course non-dental hygiene department in G college in the city of Gwangju. After a survey was conducted, the collected data were analyzed. The findings of the study were as follows: 1. As a result of general awareness about dental hygienists, the dental hygiene students knew 97.5% and non-dental hygiene students knew 80.6% about dental hygientist as a job. There were significant differences(p<0.001). In regard of awareness about status in medical law, medical technician was the highest in the dental hygiene students(52.8%), and medical assistant was the highest in the non-dental hygiene students(48.8%) 2. As a result of awareness about the main tasks of dental hygienists X-ray and scaling were the highest in the dental hygiene students(42.3%), and treatment assistance was the highest in the non-dental hygiene students(32.9%). 3. In regard to awareness about image of dental hygienists, both groups were the highest in professionalism and were the lowest in negative image. All variable were differences statistically between dental hygiene and non-dental hygiene students(p<0.05).
Awareness and Attitude of Dangjin-gun Population to Water Fluoridation
Sim, Soo-Hyun ; Yun, Kyoung-Ok ; Choi, Jung-Young ; Seo, Hwa Jeong ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 12, issue 1, 2012, Pages 31~37
To contribute the basic data for spread of water fluoridation area, this study provide the awareness and attitudes of local residents for adding fluoride to tap water. The convenience sampling was chosen 534 persons of local residents in Dangjin-gun. Survey was performed from May to September in 2010; below 50 years old person surveyed by self-administered questionnaire method assisted with supervisor, above 50 years old person surveyed by interviewing method. The data analyzed SPSS Ver. 17.0. About the awareness of water fluoridation 49.1% of the subject answered "have heard", but 50.9% "not ever heard". People who answered in favor of the water fluoridation were 63.7%, who answered against were 11.2%. In policy decision method of water fluoridation they highly choose the survey of public opinion in 40.6%, followed by ballot 32.8%, by local government 18.9%, by local councils 5.4%, and other 2.2%. The 71.4% of respondents who replied "have heard" approved the water fluoridation, but only 56.3 percent of respondents who replied "haven't heard" were in favor of that. More than 59.5% of university graduates respondents who answered "have heard" approved the water fluoridation. People with higher education degree more recognized it and the lower shows tend to be low awareness. In conclusion, to expand of water fluoridation area they need more publicity and education about it to local residents.
The Dental Biofilm Reduction Effect & Control Difficulty Level of University Students through Dental Biofilm Control Program
Choi, Ha-Na ; Lim, Soon-Ryun ; Cho, Young-Sik ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 12, issue 1, 2012, Pages 39~44
For the purpose of examining the dental biofilm reduction effect and control difficulty level through a dental biofilm control program in this study, the total of 131 medical records (82.9%) were used for the final analysis upon excluding the records that were not suitable for this study among the records of 158 persons for the medical records of clinical hygiene case reports that were submitted from 2006 to 2011 by students at the Department of Dental Hygiene at N University located in Chungnam region. The result of examining the dental biofilm reduction effect according to the visit number when conducting a dental biofilm control program showed that the dental biofilm index reduced meaningfully as the visit number increased. However, in the case of those that visited for 7 sessions, the level of reduction was not statistically meaningful. For the purpose of comparing the dental biofilm index mean per area of teeth during the final session visit of dental biofilm control program, the area of teeth was classified into labial/buccal surface, lingual/palatal surface and proximal surface, and the dental biofilm index of lingual/palatal surface was the highest with 26.5%. The result of measuring the dental biofilm of maxilla/mandible revealed meaningful differences between the dental biofilm index of maxilla and mandible. The result of analyzing the dental biofilm index of labial/buccal surface, lingual/palatal surface and proximal surface revealed meaingful differences among the dental biofilm index of labial/ buccal surface, lingual/palatal surface and proximal surface.
Comparison of the Effects of Tooth Brushing, Auxiliary Oral Hygiene Devices, Candy, and Gum on the Reduction of Oral Malodor
Nam, Sang-Mi ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 12, issue 1, 2012, Pages 45~53
The purpose of this study is to work out plans to reduce oral malodor by carrying out effective methods. In the research, 17 volunteers were selected from the students at Sahmyook Health University's Dental Hygiene Dept. in order to measure the effects of reduction of oral malodor. The results are as follows. 1. As time passes, both the control group and the experimental group proved the effects of the reduction of oral malodor for 20 minutes after the experiment(p<0.05). 2. The experimental group with tooth-brushing showed a statistically significant difference compared with the control group from a lapse of 5 minutes after the experiment to 20 minutes(p<0.05). 3. The experimental group with tongue cleaner did not prove a statistically significant difference compared with the experimental group with toothbrushing( p>0.05). 4. The experimental group in which participants took a candy showed a statistically significant difference compared with the control group after 5 minutes(p<0.05). 5. The experimental group with chewing a gum proved a statistically significant difference compared with the control group for 10 minutes(p<0.05). Using a washing implement of the tongue, taking a candy, and chewing a gum proved the same effect of reducing foul breath as in the case of operating a tooth-brushing. This experiment proves that taking a candy or extending time of chewing a gum was effective in a short time, and using a tongue cleaner or chewing a gum for 5 minutes was a useful method for reducing oral malodor if not operating a tooth-brushing.
Survey on the Dental Health Status & Dental Health Behaviors of Workers
Jang, Ji-Eon ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 12, issue 1, 2012, Pages 55~62
The purpose of this study was to obtain database for development of education and programs of dental examination in industries. survey and dental examination was conducted by dental hygienist and dentist, and the data from 1016 respondents were analyzed. The result obtained was as follows: 1. Dental disease was 58.2% among 1,016, there was most a lot of peridontal disease, and overlapping disease, dental caries, missing tooth, fracture and abrasion, in order. 2. Utilization of dental care was 40% for last six months, it was significant high that age and working periods, married in marriage state, and unhealthy in subjective dental health state. 3. It was significant high that woman, fourty ages, middle economic state and working periods in above three times of tooth brushing a day. 4. Utilization of dental hygiene auxiliary devices was 41.8%, it was significant high that age, marriage state, economic state and working periods. 5. As for relationship between dental disease status and dental health behaviors, a person without periodontal disease was significant high in above three times a day, and a person without extraction, a person with fracture and abrasion, a person without overlapping disease was significant high in utilization of dental hygiene auxiliary devices.
The Effects of Stress on Salivary Cortisol Level of Some of the Dental Hygienists
Lee, Jung-Hwa ; Kim, Chang-Yoon ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 12, issue 1, 2012, Pages 63~70
The purpose of this study was to research sociodemographic characteristic, work-concerned characteristic, health behavior, life stress, psychosocial stress, job stress and self-esteem of dental hygienists and to find their effects on cortisol level in saliva. The target of this study is 219 dental hygienists registered in Daegu and Gyeongbuk Dental Hygienists Association as of February 2010. For life stress, there was significant difference depending on working years of current job(p<0.05), self health status and regular meal(p<0.01). For psychosocial stress, there was significant difference depending on age(p<0.05), daily working hours(p<0.01), self health status, sleeping hours, regular meal and hobby and leisure activity(p<0.01). For job stress, there was significant difference depending on academic background (p<0.05), job experience, position, man power appropriateness in department and working years of current job(p<0.05). For cortisol level in saliva, extra working days(p<0.05) and self health status(p<0.05) showed significant difference and job stress and cortisol level in saliva showed the negative correlation(p<0.01). Health behavior gave a significant effect to life stress by path coefficient -36.807(p<0.05) and that to psychosocial stress by path coefficient -5.209(p<0.001). And health behavior also gave a significant effect to self-esteem by path coefficient 0.561(p<0.05). Life stress gave a significant effect to psychosocial stress by 0.012(p<0.05) with self-esteem to psychosocial stress by -2.437(p<0.001) and psychosocial stress to job stress by 0.523(p<0.001). Job stress gave a significant effect to cortisol level in saliva by -0.060 (p<0.05). It was found that the most significant factor that affects cortisol level in saliva was job stress, but showed negative correlation. It can be assumed that chromic job stress cause shortage in cortisol excretion, and caused lower cortisol level in saliva.
Influence of Menstrual Cycle on Inflammatory Markers in Gingival Crevicular Fluid : Pilot Study
Park, Hoo-Seob ; Hwang, Soo-Jeong ; Cho, Min-Jeong ; Kim, Do-Kyoung ; Yang, Seon-Youn ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 12, issue 1, 2012, Pages 71~77
Sex Hormones exert significant influence in body physiology throughout life. Some reports suggested increased sex hormone levels correlate with an increased prevalence of gingivitis. The objectives of this pilot study are to(1) address the link between menstrual cycle and MMP-9, MMP-8, IL-
of gingival crevicular fluid during 4 weeks and (2) discuss the major biomarker of periodontal status. 7 female and 3 male volunteer who didn't have smoking habit, medical and dental disease after informed consent, were seen twice a week for 4 weeks. GCF samples were collected and GCF levels of MMP-9, MMP-8, IL-
were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The GCF levels of MMP-9, MMP-8, IL-
had fluctuation according to menstrual cycle, but the changes of those were not significant by Friedman matched samples test. There is no difference between female and male subjects by Mann-Whitney U test. The correlation of MMP-8, MMP-9 and IL-
showed strong by Spearman correlation(0.644-0.945). This study confirms menstrual cycle doesn't influence the periodontium of healthy female subjects.