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The fifty-year history of dental hygiene education in South Korea

  • Noh, Hie-Jin;Mun, So-Jung;Han, Sun-Young;Yang, Ji-Hye;Jung, Eun-Ha;Lee, A-Ram;Jeong, Ju-Hui;Chung, Won-Gyun
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.19 no.5
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    • pp.625-633
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    • 2019
  • The aim of this study was to review the history of dental hygiene education in Korea on its $50^{th}$ anniversary in 2015. Internal resources and documents from the Korean Dental Hygienists' Association and other accessible resources were examined to verify the historical facts of dental hygiene education in Korea. From 1965 to 1967, the first class of four dental hygiene students graduated, and the legal basis for dental hygiene as a profession was established, which led to the start of the profession Registered Dental Hygienist in 1971. From 1977 to 1993, 13 higher educational institutions started dental hygiene programs. The Korean Dental Hygienists' Association (1977) and Korean Association of Dental Hygiene College Professors (1987) were established in this period. From 1994 to 2006, the duration of major-intensive course programs in dental hygiene was extended to three from the two years of 1994, and the first bachelor's degree program in dental hygiene started in 2002. In this period, studies on dental hygiene became significantly active owing to vigorous activities by academic societies. The master's degree program in dental hygiene was established in 2007. Academic dental hygiene journals, the Journal of Dental Hygiene Science, and Journal of Korean Academy of Dental Hygiene Education were promoted as the registered journals of the Korean Research Foundation. From 1965 to 2015, dental hygiene education in South Korea expanded both quantitatively and qualitatively and is now ready for further progress in the future.

Clients Satisfaction with Oral Hygiene Care Services System Provided by the Dental Hygiene Clinics in the Department of Dental Hygiene, Yonsei University (연세대학교 치위생학과 구강위생교육실을 방문한 대상자의 구강위생관리 서비스체계에 대한 만족도 조사)

  • Kim, Nam-Hee;Kwon, Hye-Ri;Kim, Da-Hye;Kim, Da-Hee;Kim, Min-Hee;Yoo, Seung-Hee;Choi, Jin-Ah;Chung, Won-Gyun
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.7 no.4
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    • pp.419-431
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    • 2007
  • The setting of dental hygiene clinics is very important to dental hygiene education, which is the place not only to educate students but also to care clients. The purpose of this study is to provide basic research material for improvement of dental hygiene care system in dental hygiene clinics by analyzing the client satisfaction. A questionnaire survey by means of self-entry method was conducted to find out satisfaction of the client, who was visited to the dental hygiene clinics in the department of dental hygiene, Yonsei University. An analysis of frequency, one way ANOVA and T-Test were performed through SPSS 12.0K program. 1. Most clients were mainly composed of students in Wonju College of Medicine. 2. The clients visited for scaling(85.8%) and oral examination(9.73%) were much than treatment(4.42%). 3. Clients aged 21 to 25 were relatively lower in satisfaction with the facilities, system, attitude than any other ages. 4. The dental hygiene students are the lowest group in satisfaction with the facility, system, attitude than medical and nursing students. 5. The clients satisfaction with dental hygiene clinics was decreased in reverse proportion to visiting frequency. 6. Most of the clients pointed out the problems of appointment system(54.0%) and fee(23.0%), which should be improved than any other operation conditions. 7. Most of the clients were not satisfied with chair time and pain during care. 8. Most clients recognized to receive the better care service than other dental offices(81.3%). Especially, they paid attention to oral health education using phase-contrast microscope. 9. Many clients were dissatisfied with facilities of the dental hygiene clinics(71.7%). The problems of appointment system(54.0%) and chair time of dental hygiene care services(63.6%) had also inconvenienced to clients. The dental hygiene clinics in school play a crucial role in dental hygiene education to foster the student to be competent as a professional dental hygienist in the future. Therefore, well-organized dental hygiene care program based on dental hygiene process is essential. It is also required to improve the environment of dental hygiene clinics including facilities, appointment system and fee etc.

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Trend analysis of research in the journal of Korean society dental hygiene from 2001 to 2015 (한국치위생학회지 게재논문(창간호~2015년)의 연구동향 분석)

  • Jang, Jong-Hwa;Won, Bok-Yeon;Jang, Gye-Won;Kim, Seol-Ak;Oh, Sang-Hwan;Kim, Yun-Jeong;Ha, Myung-Ok;Lee, Young-Eun;Lee, Ga-Ryoung;Park, Sung-Suk;Um, Suk
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.17 no.4
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    • pp.693-704
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    • 2017
  • Objectives: The purpose of study is to investigate trends in dental hygiene research published in the Journal of Korean Society Dental Hygiene. Methods:Total of 992 researches were published between 2001 to 2015 were reviewed using analysis criteria. Results: 23.7% of the researches were supported financially. The most frequent research topics were oral health (40.9%). 3 to 5 researchers per research (38.5%) was most common and 84.1% of principal researchers were professors. 29 researchers were approved by IRB (2011 to 2015). As for the type of research, 87.1% of quantitative studies adapted survey and 9.5% adapted experiment. Convenient sampling was used in 85.6% of the researches. 32.7% of studies searched information in school. Interventions of dental material were the most in pre experimental design (19.2%) and Interventions of activation of oral health program were the most in quasi experimental design (37.5%). Conclusions: The findings of this study suggested the recent trends and the direction in dental hygiene research.

Development of integrated basic dental hygiene curriculum (기초치위생 교과목 통합교육과정 개발)

  • Lee, Sun-Mi;Ahn, Se-Youn;Won, Young-Soon;Kim, Chang-Hee
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.165-172
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    • 2016
  • The purpose of the study is to develop the integrated basic dental hygiene curriculum after reviewing and analyzing the traditional curriculum. First, the standardization of curriculum in three years and four years dental hygiene department curriculum is needed. Second, integration between subjects should include learning objectives of the curriculum. Third, the basic subjects of dental hygiene should provide and satisfy the learning goals of dental biochemistry, nutrition, dentistry and dental pharmacology, and the basic subjects should be integrated into clinical considerations. Fourth, the integration of the curriculum should make the students dental hygiene experts by nurturing and integration of basic sciences. The integration of curriculum is able to provide the unified subject that does not same and duplicated contents.

Development of Korean standard dental hygiene curriculum proposal (한국 치위생(학)과 표준교육과정안 개발)

  • Won, Bok-Yeon;Jang, Gye-Won;Hwang, Mi-Yeong;Kim, Seol-Ak;Jang, Jong-Hwa
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.1-12
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    • 2013
  • Objectives : In order to make a proposal of a Korean standard dental hygiene curriculum, the job description of the National Health Personnel Licensing Examination Board was analyzed to prepare a job analysis matrix of dental hygienist to select required core competency. Methods : Data were analyzed to test the job validity of dental hygienist and categorize the duties of dental hygienist. A proposal of a standard dental hygiene curriculum was mapped out by making a comparative analysis of the courses necessary for American authorization of dental hygiene curriculum, existing proposals of Korean standard dental hygiene curriculum and the courses of the departments of dental hygiene offered by domestic three-year colleges and four-year universities. Results : Basic medicine courses were reinforced or newly offered to provide an opportunity for students to transfer to a domestic four-year university or to a foreign university. In the field of clinical dental hygiene and practice, preventive dentistry, prophylaxis and practice were integrated, and the names of the related courses were unified to give a chance for students to engage in comprehensive dental hygiene practice. There were different courses for dental clinical science at present. In this proposal, students should earn 125 credits in total. Conclusions : Standard dental hygiene curriculum proposal was required by three-year and four-year colleges across the nation. To make it happen, the original names of dental hygiene courses should be used, and the dental hygiene certification and evaluation institute that is under the umbrella of the Korean Dental Hygienists Association should lay out the standard of the KSDHEP to facilitate the utilization of the standard dental hygiene curriculum proposal.

Use of CDHC-applied educational curricula by dental hygiene departments in Korean universities (국내 대학 치위생(학)과의 포괄치위생관리(CDHC) 과정 적용 교육과정 현황)

  • Moon, Sang-Eun;Hong, Sun-Hwa;Kim, Yun-Jeong;Kim, Seon-Young;Cho, Hye-Eun;Gang, Hyeon-Ju;Cheon, Hye-Won;Kim, Kyung-Seon;Jang, Sun-Ok;Oh, Hye-Young;Mun, So-Jung
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.19 no.5
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    • pp.651-664
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    • 2019
  • Objectives: This study surveyed the application of Comprehensive Dental Hygiene Care (CDHC), based on non-surgical periodontal therapy within the educational curricula of Korean universities and examined whether they recognized the need for CDHC. Methods: This study analyzed data from professors of dental hygiene practicum related subjects in 75 Korean universities. The collected data were analyzed using a Chi-square test, a Mann-Whitney U-test, and a Kruskal Wallis test via SPSS (Ver. 21.0). Results: First, the application scope of CDHC was higher in four-year universities than three-year ones with the scope of several characteristics increasing along with enrollment quota. The application scope of dental hygiene plans and actions increased with the number of patient practices in terms of periodontal evaluations. Second, the needs of the dental hygiene courses were more than 4 points in all characteristics. Although four-year universities exhibited higher points than three-year ones, there was no significant difference found except other test. Finally, all universities based their dental hygiene courses on case histories, oral and maxillofacial information, hard tissue modules, periodontal issues, and other tests, with needs also being high. Meanwhile, the application scope of the dental hygiene course evaluations was lowest in all characteristics. Conclusions: There were no significant differences in dental hygiene curricula among the universities. However, highly qualified and standardized educational courses and lectures should be developed by the Korean evaluation center for dental hygiene curricula using various studies as the basis of theory and practical classes, the total number of terms, number of case studies used, number of students per class, ratio of students to professor, and so on.

Comparison of oral hygiene status by clinical dental hygiene care performance (임상치위생관리과정 수행 전·후에 따른 구강위생 상태 비교)

  • Park, Ran-Jeong;Lee, Yeun-Kyung;Son, Hwa-Kyung;Hong, Min-Hee
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.25-32
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    • 2014
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study was to investigate the oral hygiene status before and after the dental hygiene care performance to patients by the dental hygienists. Methods : Subjects were 55 adults visiting to dental clinics in Chungnam. The patients agreed to undergo a dental hygiene care performance. A skilled dental hygienist provided dental hygiene care performance including periodontal status, halitosis and oral hygiene status. Results : The periodontal pocket depth was compared before and after the performance. The depth dropped from 4.02 mm to 2.81 mm, and the value of halitosis dropped from 45.78 bbv to 35.76 bbv. The O'Leary index of the patients dropped form 49.37 to 32.84, and all the differences were statistically significant. Conclusions : Proper use of oral hygiene supplies and regular dental checkup can prevent periodontal diseases. This study will provide the useful information of the effective application of dental hygiene care performance.

Developing a Integrated Curriculum for a Clinical Dental Hygiene (임상구강위생 교육과정의 개발 방향)

  • Cho, Young-Sik;Lee, Su-Young
    • Journal of dental hygiene science
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    • v.5 no.1
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    • pp.33-38
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    • 2005
  • The objective of this research was to evaluate a curriculum for dental hygiene program, and to develop a clinical dental hygiene course. Learning objectives of dental hygiene program was used as the measure of courses related to clinical dental hygiene. Dental hygiene process is now recognized as a standard of education and practice of clinical dental hygiene. This study demonstrated that we have to integrate oral prophylaxis and preventive dentistry based on dental hygiene process for clinical dental hygiene education curriculum. And the results indicate that competency in comprehensive dental hygiene care is a priority for dental hygiene program.

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Contents analysis of the community dental hygiene practice outcome evaluation (지역사회치위생학 현장(보건소)실습 성과평가 내용분석)

  • Lee, Ga-Yeong;Han, Yang-Keum;Kim, Young-Kyung;Lim, Hyun-Ju;Kown, Yang-Ok;Kim, Han-Mi;Park, Jeong-Ran;Kim, Nam-Hee
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.37-43
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    • 2016
  • Objectives: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the contents analysis of the community dental hygiene practice in the dental hygiene students and suggest the outcome based evaluation index of community dental hygiene practice. This study will provide the basic data for the community nursing and social welfare practice. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 82 dental hygiene professors and 254 dental hygienists in community health centers after receiving informed consent based on institutional review board from 5th Dec 2014 to 30th Jul 2015. A total of 49 professors and 134 dental hygienists gave the complete answers. The study instrument was adapted from the literature review. The questionnaire consisted of evaluation, purpose of evaluation, and evaluation format. Data were analyzed using SPSS 20.0 program. The contents analysis was carried out through input, process, output, and outcome. Results: The practice outcome evaluation was conducted in 62.9% of the dental hygiene departments and 32.9% of the community health centers. Most of the dental hygiene professors chose "To know what students learned(27.3%)" and "To ensure student's role and behavior in practice(27.3%)." as the purpose of evaluation. The public dental hygienists chose "To score the practice grade(42.1%)." The evaluation method was done anonymously. Conclusions: The outcome based evaluation in community dental hygiene practice was the best method to evaluate the practice education for the competency of the dental hygiene students.

Comparison of liberal arts curricula between three year and four year dental hygiene departments in Korea (국내 치위생(학)과의 교양교육과정 비교)

  • Won, Bok-Yeon;Jang, Gye-Won;Hwang, Mi-Yeong;Jang, Jong-Hwa
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.343-352
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    • 2015
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the liberal arts curricula of domestic 3 year and 4 year dental hygiene departments and to obtain the basic data for the development of a standardized dental hygiene curriculum. Methods: The liberal arts curricula of fifteen 3 year and 4 year dental hygiene departments in Korea and other countries were analyzed. A survey was conducted on 801 selected dental hygiene majors from December 8 to 12, 2014. A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 750 dental hygiene students and 150 dental hygiene professors. The questionnaire consisted of 5 questions of general characteristics and 13 questions including curricula change, usability of curricula, awareness of the suitability of dental hygiene curricula, and validity of curricula. Cronbach'a alpha was 0.71 in this study. Results: The grade point average in the liberal arts courses in Korean 4 year dental hygiene departments were 29, which was higher than that in 3 year dental hygiene departments of 13.2. There were large disparities among the colleges in the credits of these courses. The most common liberal arts courses in 4 year dental hygiene departments were foreign languages, man, society and communication, and natural science. In 3 year dental hygiene departments, English and foreign languages were the most common courses, followed by computer, man and society, philosophy and ethics. Foreign languages were considered to be the liberal arts course that should be most strengthened according to the job environment change of dental hygienist in globalizing society, followed by social psychology and pedagogy. Conclusions: Liberal arts courses were offered in the 4 year dental hygiene departments than in the 3 year dental hygiene departments in Korea, but there were a great deal of differences between colleges. The preparation of standardized guidelines on liberal arts courses are necessary. Liberal arts courses should support the performance skill and knowledge of the dental hygienists.