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The Effects of Some Soldiers' Stress on Their Oral Healthcare Practice and Attitudes (일부 군인들의 스트레스가 구강건강실천 및 태도에 미치는 영향)

  • Yoo, Jung-Sook;Kim, Jin;Kim, Ki-Eun
    • Journal of dental hygiene science
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    • v.9 no.4
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    • pp.369-374
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    • 2009
  • The purpose of this study was to survey Korean soldiers' oral healthcare practice and attitudes along with their stress level, and thereby to identify possible correlations among those factors. The survey was conducted from June 11 to Oct. 10, 2008 in G-gun, Chungbuk. province for soldiers. The questionnaire was consisted of the oral healthcare practice and attitude, stress level. As a result, it was found that our respondents scored 3.55 out of possible 9 point in their stress level, which indicated that they had relatively low stress on the whole. According to survey on their oral healthcare practice and attitude depending on their general characteristics, it was found that the higher academic career was associated directly with the more practices of oral healthcare, and nonsmoking group showed more practices of oral healthcare than smoking group. It was found that 'schoolwork and workplace' and 'sexual problem' were critical stress factors on our respondents' oral healthcare attitudes. And it was also found that 'outward appearance complex', 'personality complex', 'conflicts with parents' and 'sexual problem' were critical stress factors on their oral healthcare practices. Since our soldiers' maintenance of their oral healthcare is beneficial to both individual and national aspects, it is necessary for interested parties including dental surgeons to make efforts to develop a promotional program for military dental healthcare project and provide a series of reorientations for soldiers, so that they can have more positive oral healthcare practices and attitudes.

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Oral health concern and oral healthcare recognition of some soldiers (일부 군인의 구강건강관심과 구강건강관리 인식도 조사)

  • Han, Soo-Yeon;Song, Kwui-Sook;Ryu, Da-Young
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.12 no.5
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    • pp.1007-1015
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    • 2012
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study was to survey Korean solders' oral healthcare recognition and perceived oral health concern. Methods : The data was collected from a questionnaire given 157 soldiers in Chungcheongnamdo. The data was analyzed into t-test, one-way ANOVA and Pearson's correlation analysis. Results : 25.5% replied that they were concerned about oral health. Soldiers who have received oral healthcare education exhibited higher recognition on the prevention of dental caries and periodontal disease. Moreover, those who have used oral hygiene devices also showed higher recognition on the prevention of dental caries and periodontal disease. The recognition of preventive effects on dental caries, in particular, showed a statistically significant difference (p<0.05). In regard to the relationship between oral health concern and recognition of oral healthcare, those who were more concerned about oral health were higher recognition of periodontal disease prevention(r=0.254, p<0.01). Conclusions : To improve concern and recognition of oral health for the members, the soldiers needs to develop oral health education and policy.

The Relationship Between Knowledge of Oral Health and Actual Condition on Oral Health Care of Diabetic Patients (당뇨병 환자의 구강건강지식 정도와 구강관리실태의 관련성)

  • Kim, Ki-Eun;Han, Ji-Hyoung
    • Journal of dental hygiene science
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    • v.9 no.3
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    • pp.345-351
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    • 2009
  • The aim of this study is understanding the relationship between degree of knowledge and actual condition on oral health care to raise people's attention on oral health care and to develop a oral health care program and respondents are 121 diabetes patients. The conclusion of this study is as follows; 1. In terms of degree of Knowledge, women have better knowledge on dental healthcare than men. People aged between 20 and 50 have relatively good knowledge and the longer patients fight against diabetes the more they know about oral healthcare. 2. In actual oral healthcare condition, only 21.5% of patients use rolling method. Patients who have good knowledge have relatively high frequency of dental treatment. Most patients see dentists for their oral healthcare consultation. 3. All the respondent group hesitate to have dental treatment because of expensive cost. Surprisingly. most patients with good knowledge answers that diabetes has nothing to do with dental disease. 4. In terms of degree of knowledge and having oral healthcare program, diabetes patients who are having programs has better knowledge. 5. Respondent group which has middle level of knowledge in oral healthcare give high marks on oral healthcare but does not show statistical significance.

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Effect of Professional Oral Healthcare Program on the Oral Status of Elderly Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities (전문가 구강위생관리가 장기요양시설 재원노인의 구강상태에 미치는 효과)

  • Lee, Keun-Yoo;Lim, Soon-Ryun
    • Journal of dental hygiene science
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    • v.16 no.6
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    • pp.432-441
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    • 2016
  • This study was conducted to investigate the effects of professional oral healthcare program in eldery residents long-term care facilities. Ninety-four elderly residents from 5 different facilities in Asan participated in this study. The subjects were divided into 3 groups, with 32 in experimental group I, 30 in experimental group II, and 32 in the control group. Subjects in experimental group I were treated by a dental hygienist with professional oral healthcare and received daily oral care from caregivers who had completed elderly oral healthcare course. Subjects in experimental group II received daily oral care from caregivers who had completed elderly oral healthcare course. Control group received daily oral care from caregivers. These 3 groups were tested for dental plaque, halitosis, tongue coating, and salivary flow at baseline, and after 4 and 12 weeks of treatment. There were significant differences in the dental plaque index between the groups, mediate times, and mediate methods, in halitosis between the mediate methods, and in tongue coating between the mediate times, as well as the mediate methods. Finally, salivary flow was significantly different with regard to mediate methods between experimental group II and the control group. Therefore, to improve the oral health condition of elderly residents, involvement of a part-time dentist and scheduled professional oral healthcare are necessary. Furthermore, elderly oral healthcare education for nursing staff, including managers, should be provided.

A Case Study of Oral Healthcare Program for Some Students with Intellectual Disabilities (일부 지적장애 학생을 위한 구강건강관리 프로그램에 관한 사례연구)

  • Son, Jung-Hui;Choi, Won-Ik;Lim, Do-Seon;Choi, Eun-Mi
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.19 no.2
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    • pp.204-209
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    • 2019
  • This study is to develop an oral healthcare program for students with intellectual disabilities, who were in high-school grades in Special School C located in North Chungcheong Province, and to examine its effect after applying the program. The program effect was the index of oral environment care ability and the score of dental caries risk per each session. In addition, images were taken for phase-contrast microscopy. The PHP index before and after the oral healthcare program and the risk of dental caries decreased but showed no significant difference. An observation on phase-contrast microscopy revealed that the number of cocci decreased at the third session compared to that in the first session, and almost no bacillus was observed. The oral healthcare program, would be able to improve the oral environment care ability of students with intellectual disabilities and lower the risk of dental caries.

Oral healthcare quality and measurement of quality indicators (치과의료의 질과 질지표 측정)

  • Shin, Hosung
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Dental Administration
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    • v.8 no.1
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    • pp.8-14
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    • 2020
  • To provide high-quality oral health services, the concept of measurable oral health quality must first be defined. Owing to reports of significant preventable adverse events in the healthcare service provision process, the recognition and consensus of patient safety and patient-centered health service provision was formed. Six areas that are important medical care have been identified, including the quality along with existing concepts such as timeliness, effectiveness, equity, and efficiency of medical services. While there is ongoing research on the quality of oral health, there is not yet any internationally accepted definition. The purpose of this study is to introduce the ideas of oral healthcare quality and quality indicators that have been developed and announced in the field of dentistry.

A Study on Workers' Oral Function Problem According to Korean Standard Classification of Occupations (한국 표준직업분류에 따른 근로자의 구강기능문제)

  • Ju, On-Ju;Kim, In-Ja
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.11 no.6
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    • pp.341-347
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    • 2020
  • This study was conducted to identify the oral function problems of workers according to Korean Standard Classification of Occupations (KSCO) and to provide evidentiary material to promote them to revise the Occupational Safety and Health Act so that workers can benefit from the collective oral healthcare project. For the research materials, it was used the 7th raw data (1st and 2nd) of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. It was examined the problems of chewing and speaking for the workers over 19 years old by KSCO. The connection between the types of workers and the problems of chewing and speaking has been confirmed (p<0.05). In order to improve the workers' oral healthcare, the collective oral healthcare project should be implemented. Therefore, the Occupational Safety and Health Act should be revised to hire professional health care manager with expertise, who will be host of the collective oral healthcare project.

Morbidity of dental caries and periodontal disease based on oral healthcare of adults in Busan (부산시 일부 성인의 구강위생관리습관에 따른 치아우식 및 치주병 이환 경험에 관한 연구)

  • Cha, Ji-A;Yu, Su-Bin;Kim, Hye-Jin
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.27-35
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    • 2016
  • Objectives: The purpose of the study was to find out dental caries and periodontal disease based on oral healthcare of adults in Busan. This study will provide the preventive oral healthcare for the periodontal diseases and dental caries. Methods: The study subjects were 369 people from the regular dental health checkup in the general hospital in Busan. After receiving informed consent, a self-reported questionnaire was completed from October 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015. The questionnaire consisted of dental caries and periodontal diseases by direct examination and toothbrushing method. Data were analyzed by ${\chi}^2$ test, Fisher's exact test, and Pearson's correlation. Results: In the morbidity of dental caries and periodontal diseases, the dental caries was most common in those having restored teeth(236 subjects, 64%), while periodontal diseases were found in mild cases of gingival inflammation in 285 subjects(77.2%), and mild cases of dental calculus in 274 subjects(73.4%). Most of the respondents replied that they did not have systemic disease or oral health related symptoms. According to toothbrushing pattern, dental caries experiences were most common in those having less frequent toothbrushing less than 3 minutes and no tongue brushing. The outbreak of dental caries was more common in 5 times than 3 to 4 times a day. Conclusions: The education of the right toothbrushing method and use of dental floss is the most important prevention of dental caries and periodontal disease in the adults.

The Utilization of Dental Hygienists in Oral Healthcare Exchanges between the South and North Korea

  • Ahn, Eunsuk;Han, Ji-Hyoung;Kang, Kyung-Hee;Jang, Young-Eun;Jeon, Ki-Ha;Park, Jeong-Ran
    • Journal of dental hygiene science
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    • v.21 no.1
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    • pp.63-69
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    • 2021
  • Background: This study aimed to identify the role of dental hygienists in exchanges between North and South Korea to lower gaps in the level of dental healthcare between the two countries by conducting a Delphi survey with specialists and identifying alternative policies regarding the utilization of dental hygienists in such exchanges. Methods: Two Delphi surveys were conducted with the participation of nine specialists, and descriptive statistical analyses including mean and standard deviation were performed on the collected data. Results: Among methods of exchange and cooperation regarding oral healthcare under the current North Korean medical system, the issue considered most urgent was the "establishment of oral healthcare infrastructure." The most important short-term strategy was identified as the "selection and formation of partnerships in the field of inter-Korean oral health exchange and cooperation." The mid-term strategy was identified as the "establishment of cooperation in the dental industry, centered on educational cooperation projects." The long-term strategy included "joint R&D projects, oral health surveys, and business development." In order to determine how best to use dental hygienists during inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation, the respondents placed urgency on the "establishment of joint cooperation projects for oral health promotion and early examination and the treatment of dental diseases and planning of community research projects" and "the role of oral health education and media development for residents." Conclusion: Cooperation is necessary regarding the preparation of oral healthcare exchanges that aim to encourage unity between North and South Korea and reduce the gaps between the North and South regarding oral health conditions. Therefore, continuous and reasonable discussions and research are needed regarding the utilization of dental hygienists in such exchanges.

Knowledge of oral health in accordance Oral Healthcare behavior of Seniors over 60 (60대 이상 노인의 구강건강관리행태에 따른 구강건강지식도)

  • Yoon, sung-uk;Oh, na-rae;Jeong, mi-ae
    • Proceedings of the Korea Contents Association Conference
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    • pp.369-370
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    • 2016
  • 본 연구는 60대 이상 노인의 구강건강관리행태에 따른 구강건강지식도를 조사하여 올바른 구강관리행태를 행할 수 있게 하기 위하여 구강건강에 대한 올바른 지식교육의 중요성 인식을 높여 구강건강을 증진하여야 할 것이다.

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