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Volume 15, Issue 6 - Dec 2015
Volume 15, Issue 5 - Oct 2015
Volume 15, Issue 4 - Aug 2015
Volume 15, Issue 3 - Jun 2015
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A Study on the Image for Dental Hygienists and Career Consideration in Academic High School Students
Jeong, Kyung-Yi ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 689~695
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.689
The aim of this study was to examine the image for dental hygienists and career consideration in academic high school students. A self-reported questionnaire was surveyed by 199 high school students in Gwangju. The questionnaire composed subject's general characteristics, image for dental hygienists, career consideration. The data were analyzed for independent t-test or Mann-Whitney test, one-way ANOVA or Kruskal wallis test and pearson's correlation coefficient by using IBM SPSS Statistics ver. 21.0 program. The average of total image was 3.36, personal images were 3.64, occupational images were 3.47, business images were 3.42, social images were 2.83 in the five-point scale. The image of dental hygienists was higher significantly in case of having a dental practitioner in the family, treatment experience less than 1 year, and treatment in dental hospital. The participants who considered to be dental hygienist were higher significantly in occupational and social images. There were positive correlations among the personal, occupational, business, social images of dental hygienists. These results showed that general images for dental hygienists were slightly positive but among them, social image was the lowest level. It showed that most students didn't consider to be dental hygienist. Therefore, we suggested to enhance positive recognition for dental hygienists be needed.
Effect of Oral Health Education with Q-Scan in Preschool Children
Kim, Na-Yeon ; Lee, Su-Young ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 696~702
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.696
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of oral health education with Q-scan for preschool children. The 59 children were divided into two groups, one with Q-scan and the other with dentiform, and they were evaluated by interview questionnaire and measurement of dental plaque index using Quigley-Hein index. Using SPSS ver. 18.0 for statistical analysis, paired t-test and Independent t-test were carried out for dental plaque index change and chi-square independence test for change between before and after oral health education. The result of this study revealed that the dental plaque index of the children showed significant decrease of 12% more in the experimental group (p<0.001). Both groups showed significant difference in knowledge about fluorine (p<0.05) and the percentage of correct answers showed significant increase in questions about bad food for teeth (p<0.05). In attitude toward oral health, the experimental group showed significant difference in every variable (p<0.05), and the control group showed significant difference in regular oral examination and frequency of toothbrushing (p<0.05). The experimental group showed significant result (p<0.05) with increase in the percentage of correct answers for the question about how to hold a toothbrush and decrease in the percentage of correct answers for the question about how to apply toothpaste, while the control group did not show significant difference in any variable. Therefore, Q-scan as an appropriate tool for motivation, provides effective educational methods in oral health education.
Some Adults' Opinions about Private Dental Insurance and National Dental Insurance according to Stress of Dental Treatment Cost
Kim, Youn-Gyung ; Kim, Eun-Ji ; Nho, Su-Hyun ; Baek, Eun-Jin ; Shin, Min-Seo ; Hwang, Soo-Jeong ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 703~711
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.703
The high dental treatment cost has been considered as one of the major reasons for inappropriate dental treatment in Korea. The aim of this study was to investigate the opinions of expansion of National Health Insurance (NHI) in dental treatment fields not covered with NHI and buying private dental insurance. This survey was carried out targeting 266 adults from their 30s to 50s with convenience sampling. The higher orders in stress of dental treatment cost were orthodontic treatment, dental implant, prosthodontic treatment, and caries treatment not covered with NHI. The higher orders in needs of expansion of NHI were caries treatment not covered with NHI, prosthodontic treatment, and orthodontic treatment. The agreement percentages with age restriction in NHI were scaling 57.1%, denture 23.3%, implant 14.3%, respectively. The subjective oral health had impact on the stress of dental treamtent cost and expansion on NHI. Although only 8.3% subjects had private dental insurance, 68.4% of the subjects had positive opinions buying private dental insurance. The correlation coefficients between stress of dental treatment cost and buying private dental insurance were implant 0.408, caries treatment not covered with NHI 0.404, denture 0.394, crown and bridge 0.375, and orthodontic treatment 0.313. Expansion of NHI in dental treatment and development of private dental insurance was suggested to treat dental disease in appropriate time.
Correlation of Korean Elderly Dental Health Capacity and Preferred Foods
Ju, On-Ju ; Kim, In-Ja ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 712~720
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.712
The purpose of this study is to examine whether any correlation exists between the dental health capacity and preferred foods of Korean senior citizens over the age of 65 years. The 5th Korean National Health and Nutrition Survey were used. Tissue health index (T-health), Sound teeth (ST), Functioning teeth index (FS-T), Present teeth (PT), and Missing teeth (MT) were used as variables to assess the dental health capacity of the elderly. Preferred foods of the elderly included 63 foods that were categorized as cereals, pulses and roots, meat and poultry, fish, vegetables, sea algae, fruits, milk and dairy products, cream and sugar, and other foods. For data analysis, the weighted average was taken into consideration to generate planning files, and then complex sample analysis were conducted. For statistical analysis, frequency analysis, t-test, one-way ANOVA, and compound specimen linear regression analysis were conducted. T-health score was significantly high in the group with high preference for cereals, fruits, and other foods. In terms of age and economic status, 65~69 years, 70~74 years, and mid to low range in the income ranges scored high in T-health. ST score was significant in the group that preferred cereals, other foods; the corresponding demographic profiles represent 65~69 years, 70~74 years, and the mid-range income communities. FS-T was significant in relation with a preference for fruits, creams and sugars, other foods; the scores were also high for 65~69 years, 70~74 years, and mid-low to low income groups. PT and MT were significant in the group that preferred cereals and fruits; the same applied for 65~69 years, 70~74 years, and mid-low to low income individuals (p<0.05). Food preferences seemed to vary depending on the dental health state of the elderly, and the dental health state of the elderly may act as a risk factor for nutritional imbalance.
A Study of the Relation of Perceived Stress to Oral Parafunctional Habits in University Students
Lee, Hyun-Ok ; Kim, Sun-Mi ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 721~727
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.721
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of stress on the habits of temporomandibular disorder in college students. The subjects in this study were 396 male and female students who were in their first to fourth years at five different colleges located in Jeollabuk-do. The findings of the study were as follows: As for the degree of bad oral habits, "sleeping on one side" was the most common bad oral habit, followed by "enjoying caffeinated beverages," "resting the chin on the hand or a thing" and "chewing food in one side of the mouth only." As a result of analyzing their stress by general characteristics including gender, there were significant differences according to gender in stress about school life problems, one's own problems and economic difficulties, and only stress about one's own problems statistically significantly varied with academic year. When the correlation of the factors was analyzed, perceived stress about school life problems and one's own problems had a significant positive correlation with bad oral habit scores. When a multiple linear regression analysis was made to determine the influence of general characteristics and perceived stress on bad oral habit scores, gender, academic year, self-rated oral health status, stress about school life problems and stress about one's own problems were identified as significant variables. The findings of the study illustrated that there was an organic relationship between the bad oral habits and stress of the college students.
Utilization and Factors Associated in Public Health Centers in Incheon Metropolitan City
Han, Gyeong-Soon ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 728~735
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.728
This research was based on using status and factors associated in public health centers survey in 703 local residents from September 1 to 25, 2015. Data were analyzed with chi-square test, t-test, one way ANOVA, and Stepwise Multiple Regression analysis using SPSS WIN 21.0 program and significance level was set at p<0.05. It was investigated that Incheon city health centers' utilization of residents were 38.8%, the annual average of utilization was 3.92 times. Health centers were mainly used by themselves (25.3%) or recommendation of the people around them (17.8%). The reason why they don't use was no need (27.0%) and don't know well (9.4%) or long distance (7.8%). The average of awareness about the total health programs was 41.2%, the average of utilization rate was 8.1%, both higher rate of awareness and utilization about health programs were vaccination (86.6%, 36.9%), and health examinations (67.2%, 18.7%). The average of satisfaction about health programs was 3.88 out of 5, sealant (4.26 points) and rationing fluoride solution (4.07 points) indicated a high level of satisfaction. The most common factor which represents the impact on public health use and use frequency were the time it takes to move, also gender, age and form of home ownership were major factor in common. Based on this, we have to seek concrete measures of national health programs which conducted to improve the health of local residents can be implemented successfully.
Factors Related to Subjective Well-being of Dental Hygienists
Joung, So-Yu ; Cho, Young-Sik ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 736~745
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.736
The purpose of this study is to find out factors that affect subjective well-being among dental hygienists. The questionnaires were consisted of 7 categories: general characteristics, job characteristic, job satisfaction, job identity, job commitment, Leisure satisfaction and subjective well-being. T-test, ANOVA, multiple linear regression were applied in this analysis. The results are as follows: Job satisfaction, job identity, job commitment and leisure satisfaction had significant influence on positive experience index (p<0.05). Leisure satisfaction was the most significant factor and it positively influences the positive experience index. In order to increase the subjective well-being among dental hygienists, plans that can increase the job satisfaction, job identity, job commitment and leisure satisfaction should be implemented by improving job-related factors.
Interpersonal Skills Caused by Emotional Intelligence and Ego Resilience of Students Majoring in Dental Hygiene
Han, Ji-Hyoung ; Kim, Ki-Eun ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 746~752
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.746
Four hundreds and eighty-seven dental hygiene students were selected and a questionnaire survey was carried out to find out how emotional intelligence and ego resiliency affect interpersonal skills so that this can be the basis to enhance their interpersonal skills. PASW statistics 18.0 was used for analysis, results are as follows: It was statistically significant that students with higher emotional intelligence and ego resiliency and good interpersonal skills answered that they had high economic standard of living (p<0.001, p<0.05). Students raised by parents showed high emotional intelligence and ego resiliency (p<0.05), same result was shown among religious students too (p<0.05). Students with high ego resiliency showed better interpersonal skills (p<0.001), and ego resiliency influenced more on interpersonal skills than emotional intelligence. Therefore, curriculum to develop emotional intelligence and ego resiliency of dental hygiene students to improve their interpersonal skills which is one of the core competences of dental hygienist needs to be planned in the course.
NFATc Mediates Lipopolysaccharide and Nicotine-Induced Expression of iNOS and COX-2 in Human Periodontal Ligament Cells
Lee, Sang-Im ; Yu, Ji-Su ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 753~760
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.753
Although nuclear factor of activated T cell (NFAT) plays a key role in inflammation, its anti-inflammatory effects and mechanism of action in periodontitis are still unknown. This study aimed to identify the effects of NFAT on the proinflammatory mediators activated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) plus nicotine stimulation in human periodontal ligament cells (hPDLCs). The production of nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin
was evaluated using Griess reagent and an enzyme immunoassay, respectively. The expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and NFAT proteins was evaluated by Western blot analysis. LPS plus nicotine synergistically induced the production of NO and
and increased the protein expression of iNOS, COX-2 and NFAT. Treatment with an NFAT inhibitor blocked the LPS plus nicotine-stimulated NO and
release as well as the expression of iNOS and COX-2. Our data suggest that the LPS plus nicotine-induced inflammatory effects on hPDLCs may act through a novel mechanism involving the action of NFAT. Thus, NFAT may provide a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of periodontal disease associated with smoking and dental plaque.
Association between Smart Phone Use and Smart Phone Addiction in Dental Hygiene College
Oh, Hye-young ; Kim, Jin ; Kim, Chang-hee ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 761~767
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.761
A survey was conducted to investigate the association between smart phone use and smart phone addiction in 515 dental hygiene college students. Statistical analyses were conducted using the PASW 18.0 program for Windows. Statistical significance was accepted when p<0.05. The association level was confirmed high in the cases of wide network of friends, and in the provincial areas. The independent parameters that negatively affected smart phone addiction were the wide network of friends, long duration of smart phone use, study attitude, and poor adaptability to campus life.
Factors of Influencing the Benefit Amount according to the National Health Insurance Coverage in Pit and Fissure Sealants
Ahn, Eun-Suk ; Hwang, Ji-Min ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 768~774
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.768
The purpose of this study was to grasp the benefits from pit and fissure sealants and to analyze the factors of influencing the benefit amount by using the raw data of the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 2007~2013 targeting the subjects aged from 6 years in full to 18 years. The analysis was used STATA 11.0. As a result of the analysis, the following conclusions were obtained. It rose up to 1.24 pieces after carrying out the national health insurance coverage from averagely 0.93 piece until the year in 2007~2009 (up to November) when is before enforcing the national health insurance coverage in the pit and fissure sealants. The benefits from pit and fissure sealants depending on general characteristics were surveyed to be higher in the higher income level, in the more subscription to health insurance and private insurance, and in the more toothbrushing frequency per day. The factors that have influence upon the benefits from pit and fissure sealants were shown to include whether or not to have the national health insurance coverage in the pit and fissure sealants, income level, health insurance type and private insurance subscription appearance, and one-day toothbrushing frequency. Synthesizing the results, a rise in the benefits from pit and fissure sealants is shown in 2010 based on December 2009 when the national health insurance coverage in the pit and fissure sealants was implemented, but is showing the tendency of declining again from 2011. To increase the benefits from pit and fissure sealants, it is thought that the schemes will need to be discussed such as reinforcing publicity on the national health insurance coverage in the pit and fissure sealants, expanding a support for low-income bracket, and differentiating the outpatient cost sharing according to socio-economic level.
Factors Affecting the Use of Oral Hygiene Devices in Adults
Choi, Eun Sil ; Jeong, Su-Ra ; Cho, Han-A ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 775~785
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.775
The purpose of this study is to verify factors affecting the use of dental hygiene care products in adults. The study used a nationally representative sample of Koreans (2013 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) aged 19 years over (n=4,839). Dependent variable was frequency of tooth brushing per day, use of dental floss, use of interdental brush and use of mouth rinse. Independent variable was sociodemographic factors, health behaviors, perceived health and oral health conditions. The chi-square test and logistic regression analysis were performed to identify the factors affecting the use of dental hygiene care products. All analyses were performed using PASW Statistics version 18.0. Resulting of chi-square test, the use of oral hygiene care products was statistically significant with gender, age, education level, household income, marital status, dental utilization, dental examination. Resulting of logistic regression, in female, the higher the education level was identified as common factors for variables in use of dental hygiene care products. Dental hygienist among dental professionals should play an important role as contributor to the national oral health promotion that recognizes the impact of each factor by refining dental hygiene care products and reflect personal characteristics and preferences through the oral health educational media and program development.
The Factors Affecting the Intention of Career Discontinuity of a Married Women Dental Hygienist
Lee, Kyoung-jin ; Bae, Hyun-Sook ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 786~793
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.786
The purpose of this study to find out factors that affect intention of career discontinuity among dental hygienists. The data was collected from 300 dental hygienists working at dental clinics. The total of 281 copies were used for analysis. Statistical analysis was performed using PASW Statistics 18.0 at the 5% significance level. T-test, ANOVA, factor analysis, reliability analysis, correlation analysis, hierarchical regression analyses were applied in this analysis. The results were as follows: 1. As for intention of career discontinuity by general characteristics, there were statistically significant difference according to age, duration of employment, children, children age and monthly income (p<0.05). 2. As for intention of career discontinuity by job awareness, there were statistically significant difference according to turnover, work-life, retirement age of dental hygienist, duration of job maintenance and re-employment of dental hygienist (p<0.05). 3. As for hierarchical regression analysis of the factors affecting the intention of career discontinuity, the support from employer had most significant influence on intention of career discontinuity (p<0.05). In order to decrease the career discontinuity among dental hygienists, plans that can increase the work-environment should be implemented by improving support from employer.
The Anti-Cancer Effect of β-Gluconsan Calcium on Oral Cancer Cell
Kim, Ji-Hye ; Jung, Yun-Sook ; Kim, Hye-Young ; Lee, Young-kyun ; Kim, Jae-Young ; Choi, Youn-Hee ; Song, Keun-Bae ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 794~799
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.794
In recent years, there has been a global trend toward the importance of natural extracts for the prevention and treatment of human diseases.
-glucan is known to have anti-inflammatory activity, anti-cancer, and improvement of immune system. Polycan is purified
-glucan from Aureobasidum pullulans SM-2001. The anti-cancer effects of
-gluconsan calcium, polycan and calcium gluconate complex, were evaluated in human oral cancer YD-10B cells. YD-10B cells were cultured in the presence of 0, 0.5, 0.75, 1 mg/ml
-gluconsan calcium for 48 hours. MTT assay, cell counting, and observation of cell morphology were conducted. The number of cells decreased and cell morphology changed in the 0.5 mg/ml of
-gluconsan calcium. Almost all cells were dead in the 0.75 and 1 mg/ml. MTT assay showed a dose-dependent reduction in cell proliferation (p<0.05). These results indicate that
-gluconsan calcium exhibiting anti-cancer effects in YD-10B cells through changes in cell morphology and cell death.
Analgesic Effects of Triptolide and N-nitro-L-arginine Methyl Ester in Rat's Temporomandibular Joint Pain Model
Kim, Yun-Kyung ; Lee, Min-Kyung ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 800~806
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.800
The aim of this study was to investigate whether intracisternal administrations of triptolide and N-nitro-L-arginine Methyl Ester (L-NAME) are involved in the regulation of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. The TMJ pain was induced by the injection of 5% formalin (
) into TMJ capsule of rats. The pain behavioral responses was recorded the number of grooming or scratching on the left TMJ area for 9 successive 5 minutes intervals. Triptolide and L-NAME were administrated intracisternally 10 minutes before formalin injection. The intra-articular injection of formalin produced a biphasic pattern of pain response (first phase: 0~10 minutes and second phase: 11~45 minutes). The intracisternal administration of triptolide (
) and L-NAME (
) suppressed the TMJ pain behavior in each experiment. Co-administration of two drugs was shown the enhanced effect than the analgesic effect by single-administration of triptolide (
). The triptolide could be a useful analgesic agent for the treatment of TMJ pain, and it is expected to reduce the substantial amount of it via co-administration of synthetic chemical compound and natural products.
An Oral Health Promotion Behavior Model for Alternative High School Students
Kim, Young-Im ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 807~814
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.807
The purpose of this study is to create a hypothetical model that explains and predicts oral health promotion behavior of adolescents by reviewing preceding literature on Pender's Health Promotion Model, and to verify the model's validity and proposed hypothesis through PLS (partial least square) structural equation model analysis. This study was cross-sectional survey consisted of self-administration questionnaires. The subjects in this study were a total of 293 alternative high school students in Jeollabuk-do Province. They were selected by convenience sampling. In alternative high school students, perceived benefit, locus of control, self-efficacy, and self-esteem had an effect on their oral health promoting behavior. As a result of the indirect effects in black is subjectively good subjective oral health, oral health related behaviors well past the more oral health promotion behavior showed a high. The prediction model of oral health promotion for adolescences, which was made using Pender's Health Promotion Model, was considered to be useful in explaining and predicting alternative high school students oral health promotion behavior.
Factors Influencing the Knowledge of Health Insurance Standard and Health Insurance Application
Lee, Soon-Young ; Lim, Soon-Ryun ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 815~824
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.815
This study aims to figure out the current state of health insurance education provided to dentists and personnel in charge of insurance claim as well as the effects of experiences in education on their knowledge of health insurance standard and actual application. As a result of analysis on 100 data sheets related to dentistry and 100 data sheets related to personnel in charge of insurance claim (a total of 200 data sheets), following results were generated. Insurance claim personnels showed higher score than dentist in knowledge of health insurance standard and it was significant statistically. Knowledge of insurance claim personnel showed significant differences in educational experiences, in health insurance for the latest three years and average hours of education per session whereas that of dentists did not indicate any significant differences. The level of practical application of dentists was significantly different (p<0.05) according to experiences in insurance claim, and that of insurance claim personnel significantly varied (p<0.05) depending on age, experiences of insurance education and average hours of education. The longer average hours of education, the higher level of practical application. Experiences of insurance education turned out to affect on the knowledge of health insurance standard significantly (p<0.05) on the part of dentists and insurance claim personnel, and the level of experiences in insurance claim and knowledge of health insurance standard on the part of dentists and insurance claim personnel turned out to affect on practical application significantly (p<0.001). Judging from the result, continuous education needs to be conducted in order to enable dentists and insurance claim personnel to maintain the level of knowledge about health insurance and practical application.
Relationship of Depression, Stress, and Self-Esteem with Oral Health-Related Quality of Life of Middle-Aged Women
Kwon, Hyun-Jung ; Yoon, Mi-Sook ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 825~835
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.825
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between depression, stress, self-esteem, oral health-related quality of life (OHIP-14) in middle-aged women. Data were as collected by self-reported questionnaires from 205 middle-age women. The instruments were the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D), Brief Encounter Psychosocial Instrument (BEPSI), Self-Esteem Scale (SES). The data were analyzed using t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple regression with IBM SPSS Statistics ver. 21.0. Pearson correlation coefficient analysis found that oral health impact profile (OHIP) was significantly associated with depression (r=-0.560, p<0.001), stress (r=-0.595, p<0.001), self-esteem (r=0.522, p<0.001). The OHIP was explained 39.4% by stress (
=-0.362, p<0.001), self-esteem (
=0.203, p=0.009) using multiple regression analysis. These results indicate that the intervention program of oral health promotion for community-middle- aged women is needed from now on.
A Geographic Information System-Based Analysis for the Supply-Side Policy of Dental Hygienists in South Korea
Yang, Jin-Young ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 836~844
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.836
The objective of this research is to analyze geographical distribution of Korean dental hygienists to provide the geographical basis of supply-side policy for dental hygienists from the perspective of dental geography by using Geographic Information System (GIS) in which the choropleth map has been regarded as the most popular method. The present report is highly meaningful for the policy of dental hygienist on the supply side of dental care market. The data used in the article derive from the statistics-associated portal site provided by Korean government. It includes the statistics on general population, the regional numbers of dental hygiene students, county-based numbers of registered dental hygienists, dentists, and dental clinics and hospitals. Several maps are created by investigating these statistical data with GIS. This study is focused on the comparative analysis between entrants to the department of dental hygiene, registered acting dental hygienists and dentists in terms of county-based distribution per its population. The main result demonstrates that whereas about half of dental hygienists and dentists are respectively concentrated in Seoul and Gyung-gi, just one-fifth of entrants to the department of dental hygiene in the Seoul-metropolitan area. From the perspective of the supply-side policy of dental hygienists, the research argues that the creation or expansion of the department of dental hygiene does not directly meet social need for dental care services.
A Study on the Status of Injuries Experience and Prevention in Dental Office
Choi, Mi-Hyun ; Bae, Hyun-Sook ;
Journal of dental hygiene science, volume 15, issue 6, 2015, Pages 845~850
DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.845
The purpose of this study was to examine the actual state of injuries experience and safety accident prevention in dental hygienists. This study surveyed the actual state of injuries experience caused by apparatus and materials through a self-administered survey of 366 dental hygienists. Statistical analysis was performed using PASW Statistics 18.0. Frequency, chi-square test, t-test, one-way ANOVA were applied in this analysis. The results were as follows: Out of the 307 subjects (83.9%) experienced injuries in the last 6 months, and 294 subjects (80.3%) chose the stab as the most frequent type of injuries experience and it was followed by incised wound, scratch and burn. In relation to the differences in injuries experience depending on general characteristics, there were significant differences depending on the age, career, position, dental treatment (p<0.001) and the education (p<0.01). In relation to the differences in the level of safety accident prevention practice depending on general characteristics, there were significant differences depending on the injuries experience, age (p<0.05) and the types of dental clinics (p<0.01). Therefore, We suggest to establish a systematic process for safety accident prevention in dental clinics and emphasize the importance of prevention through continued safety education be needed.