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Oral Health Care Ability of Nursery School Teachers at Daegu Region in Korea
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2017;13(4):177-182
Published online December 31, 2017;  https://doi.org/10.15236/ijcpd.2017.13.4.177
© 2017 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Hyun-Suk Park

Department of Dental Hygiene, Yeungnam University College, Daegu, Korea
Correspondence to: Hyun-Suk Park
Department of Dental Hygiene, Yeungnam University College, 170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu 42415, Korea.
Tel: +82-53-650-9421, Fax: +82-53-625-0862, E-mail: pak4811@hanmail.net
Received December 9, 2017; Revised December 27, 2017; Accepted December 27, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Objective: This study was performed to identify the current status of oral care services provided in nursery school, knowledge and behaviors of nursery school teachers. Methods: One hundred and ninety-three nursery school teachers from 42 nursery schools at Daegu area were participated for the questionnaire method. The knowledge and the behavior level of the oral health for teachers and the system for supplying from the school guide line for oral health education and oral health care were checked by questionnaire method. Results: The average score of the subjects for the knowledge on the oral health was 12.29 points out of 20 points, and the average score for oral health behavior was 40.51 points out of 60 points. Among the oral care service items provided to children, 95.9% of them answered that they let children to toothbrush after lunch and only 32.1% of them answered that they let children to toothbrush after snack food intake. Conclusion: It will be necessary for nursery school teachers to be educated for oral health in order to enhance the oral health level for the children.
Keywords : oral health, preschool children, behavior
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