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A Convergence Study on the Changes of Awareness and Preference according to the Clinical Application Experience of Digital Intraoral Scanners in Dental Hygienists

디지털 구강스캐너 임상적용 경험에 따른 치과위생사의 인지도 및 선호도 변화에 관한 융합연구

  • 장경애 (신라대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 허성은 (신라대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 강현경 (신라대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 이숙정 (신라대학교 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2018.05.17
  • Accepted : 2018.07.20
  • Published : 2018.07.28

Abstract

This study aimed to determine the changes of awareness and preference of dental hygienists according to the experience of using a digital intraoral scanner through a convergence study. Data collected by an online survey for dental hygienists in Busan, Gyeongnam and Gyeongbuk were analyzed by SPSS 24.0 program. When dental hygienists had an experience of using a digital intraoral scanner, the awareness and preference of digital intraoral scanners were significantly higher. The experience of using a digital intraoral scanner showed a positive correlation with the clinical application experience of digital intraoral scanners; the clinical application experience of digital intraoral scanners, with the awareness of digital intraoral scanners; and the awareness of digital intraoral scanners, with the preference of digital intraoral scanners. In conclusion, the dental hygienist's experience in clinical application of digital intraoral scanners is expected to increase the awareness and preference, resulting in the improvement of dental hygienists' work ability. Therefore, it is believed that continuous education and learning about digital oral scanners are needed.

Keywords

Fusion;Dental Hygienist;Digital Intraoral Scanner;Clinical Practice;Awareness;Preference

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