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Evaluation of oral health service program for disabled persons in Ulsan, Korea

울산광역시 장애인 구강진료사업의 성과 분석 : 초중고 학생을 중심으로

  • Kim, Min-Ji (Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Jun, Eun-Joo (Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Han, Dong-Hun (Department of Preventive and Social Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University) ;
  • Jeong, Seung-Hwa (Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Bom (Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University)
  • 김민지 (부산대학교 치의학전문대학원 예방치과학교실) ;
  • 전은주 (부산대학교 치의학전문대학원 예방치과학교실) ;
  • 한동헌 (서울대학교 치의학대학원 예방치학교실) ;
  • 정승화 (부산대학교 치의학전문대학원 예방치과학교실) ;
  • 김진범 (부산대학교 치의학전문대학원 예방치과학교실)
  • Received : 2012.12.18
  • Accepted : 2013.04.18
  • Published : 2013.04.30

Abstract

Objectives : The purpose of this study was to evaluate the oral health status of the disabled people in Ulsan. Methods : Two dentists taken a calibration training for national oral health survey examined the Oral health status on 110 disabled people in Ulsan, in 2009. The surveyed disabled people, 6 to 19 years old, have been supplied with the oral health care services by dentists, oral hygienists and volunteers at dental clinics of schools and a dental clinic supported from Ulsan Metropolitan City Nam-Gu Health Center since 1997. The obtained data from these surveys were analyzed with the SPSS statistical package. Results : Among subjects aged 12-14 years, DMF rate was 38.2%; Active D rate, 17.6%; DMFT index, 1.15; DT rate, 33.33%; MT rate, 0.00%; FT rate, 66.67%. Oral heath status of disabled people in Ulsan were evaluated to be a similar level to the Ulsan non-disabled citizens from 2010 Korean National Survey. Conclusions : The oral health care programs for disabled people using voluntary dentists, oral hygienists and other workers in Ulsan are evaluated to be effective for the disabled people.

Keywords

active D rate;disability;DMF rate;DMFT index;oral health care program

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