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Prevention Based Incremental Dental Health Care System with the Applying the Individual Oral Health Index
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2018;14(2):95-100
Published online June 30, 2018
© 2018 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Seung-Chul Shin

Department of Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence to: Seung-Chul Shin
Department of Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Dankook University, 119 Dandae-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan 31116, Korea. 
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Received May 18, 2018; Revised June 8, 2018; Accepted June 18, 2018.
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.
In this paper, the theory and practice to develop the individual oral health index for dental patient was introduced, in consideration of the concept for evidence based and simple apply for the clinical use, in order to use it for the prevention based continuous and incremental oral health care system for dental patient. Individual oral health index as a representative level of oral health for each dental patient has been developed with the consideration of the 5 factors which can be influence the oral health in general as, the numbers and the health state of the residual natural teeth, caries state in the oral cavity, periodontal state, the other tissue health state and the oral health care habits or ability and the systemic conditions for individuals. The different weight for each factor was suggested through the regression model by some clinical tests. It would be important that this system as prevention based continuous and incremental dental care by use of computer system will be a motivation to spread the preventive cares in Korea gradually, through the encourage of the preventive cares effectively.
Keywords : prevention, dental health care system, oral health index

June 2018, 14 (2)