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Proper Range Decision for Each Level of the Individual Oral Health Index Score for Incremental Dental Care System in Adolescence and Young Adults
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2017;13(3):141-146
Published online September 30, 2017;
© 2017 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Bo-Ram Cho1, Kyoung-Hye Min2

1OK Bak-se Dental Clinic, Bucheon, 2Department of Oral Health, Graduate School, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence to: Kyoung-Hye Min
Department of Oral Health, Graduate School, Dankook University, 119 Dandae-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan 31116, Korea. 
Tel: +82-41-550-1953, Fax: +82-41-553-6582, E-mail: llbee@naver. com
Received July 12, 2017; Revised August 18, 2017; Accepted September 1, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objective: Oral health means a dental condition and maxillofacial oral tissue condition that are not contracted by disease and do not provide obstacle to mental activity and social life and in order to maintain oral health promotion, sustained individual oral health care and periodic systematic preventive care by experts are required. Methods: Two hundred of the subjected volunteers as 100 in adolescence as age 12 to 19 and 100 years for young adults as age 20 to 39 years who want to get a dental checkup among dental patients, were participated in this dental clinical study, to determine the oral health index for each age group. Oral examination, X-ray taking and some laboratory Snyder tests were performed for all subjects and decided 5 scale ranges through the average and standard deviation at each age group. Results: It was estimated as over 95.6 points for A grade and 91.6 to 95.5 for B, 87.4 to 91.5 for C, 83.3 to 87.3 for D and under 83.2 for E grade in adolescence age group and over 96.9 points for grade A, 90.8, to 96.8 for B, 84.6 to 90.7 for C 78.5 to 84.5 for D and under 78.4 for E grade in young adults group. Conclusion: Under this background, this study intends to provide a basic data in introducing, operating incremental dental care system by estimating oral health index by targeting youth who agreed on such system and presenting more reasonable grade by utilizing computer program.
Keywords : oral health index, incremental dental care system, computer program
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