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The Management Efficiency between the Oral Health Clinic and the Oral Health Center in Public at the Realities and the Development Plan
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2019;15(1):25-32
Published online March 30, 2019;
© 2019 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Cheon-Hee Lee1, Jeong-Hee Kwon2, Hye-Jeong Bok3

1Department of Dental Hygiene, Andong Science College, Andong, 2Department of County Office of Chilgok County, Chilgok, 3Department of Dental Hygiene, Busan Women’s College, Busan, Korea
Correspondence to: Hye-Jeong Bok, E-mail:,
Received February 7, 2019; Revised March 12, 2019; Accepted March 20, 2019.
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: The author has analyzed the roles of the oral health done at the oral halth clinics and the oral health centers in Korea, in order to compare the roles for suggesting the better plans in the future.
Methods: The 80 oral health clinics and 36 oral health of the oral health clinics and 36 oral health centers were selected in this project with the questionnaire method for self recording method, with e-mail or post mail, among 245 of the total administerial counties in Korea. The questions were such as the awareness for the preventive dental cares, dental cares for disabled patients and about school dental health programs, at each institute. The data were collected and analyzed for comparing the roles between two organizations, by use of SPSS 10.0 program and the independent t-test was done for the significant test.
Results: Significantly different in some preventive program and incremental oral health care system. It revealed better for the dental management at oral health center, than done at the oral health clinic, in such items as the oral health care for specific dental patients or aged people for preventive cares, and school oral health program for school children and the visiting oral health program.
Conclusion: It was recommended to do such public oral health program as preventive based oral health care, school oral health care and the visiting home oral health program, with establishing the oral health center, because of the effective management for oral health care programs in the future.
Keywords : oral health care, oral health center, public oral health, school dental program

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