Current Issue
August, 2019

  • Vol. 19 No. 4
Review Article
  • Effect of xylitol on dental caries prevention : a literature review

    Young-Eun Lee·Ji-Hye Kim·Min-Jeong Cho·Keun-Bae Song·Youn-Hee Choi


    Xylitol is a sweetening agent used to prevent dental caries. It is formulated and consumed in various forms, and its use is recommended in particular for oral health. However, dental specialists are not familiar with xylitol or well-acquainted with ...

Original Article
  • Mechanical properties and antibacterial effects on Streptococcus mutans of composite resins containing phytoncide

    Myung-Jin Lee·Dan-Bi Kim1·Ji-Eun Kim·Seung-Ha Moon·Ji-Young Son·Eun-Young Lee·Jae-Sung Kwon


    Objectives: The aim of this study is to investigate the mechanical properties and antibacterial effects on Streptococcus mutans of composite resins containing phytoncide. ...

  • Heuristics evaluation and development of the Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)-kids application for caries management of preschoolers

    Yu-Min Kang·Su-Young Lee


    Objectives: This study aimed to develop the CAMBRA-kids application for the systematic management of dental caries among preschoolers, activate the dental caries management system, and contribute to the dental ...

  • Analysis of oral health-related smartphone applications

    Jae-Yeon Jung·Soo-Hwa Kim


    Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the current status of oral health applications developed for smartphones because they can be used as a new educational medium to manage and improve oral health ...

  • Effects of smart-learning based education on dental hygiene students' study achievements and learning satisfaction

    Kyeong-Hee Lee·Yoon-Young Choi


    Objectives: This study aimed to analyze the effects of smart-learning on the education of dental hygiene students. Methods: This study was conducted on 135 students in the dental hygiene department from a single university ...

  • Effects of the amount and duration of smoking on gingival symptoms: analysis of data from the 2016 Korea youth's risk behavior web-based study

    Mi-Ra Lee·Kyung-Hwa Park


    Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the effects of the amount and duration of smoking on gingival symptoms in adolescents. Methods: We used the web-based survey data of youth health behaviors from 2016 conducted by the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The subjects of the study ...

  • Influencing factors of and satisfaction with clinical practice between college and university dental hygiene students

    Hee-Hong Min


    Objectives: This research aimed to identify the influential factors that affect the satisfaction of dental hygiene students' clinical training between college and university and contribute to improvement in clinical practice quality ...

  • A study on the association between blood levels of heavy metals and periodontitis, using the fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

    Yun-Sook Jung·Eun-Kyong Kim


    Objectives: Internal exposure to certain heavy metals is thought to be associated with periodontitis. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the relationship between blood levels of heavy metals and periodontitis among the Korean population....

  • Comparison of the general health status and oral health status between inexperienced and experienced groups of recent dental preventive treatment: The Seventh Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2016-2017

    Yu-Rin Kim


    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the general health status and oral health status based on periodical dental ...

  • The effects of mental health status and subjective oral health status on periodontal disease for the elderly

    Ye-Hwang Kim·Jung-Hwa Lee


    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate how mental health status affects oral health in the elderly. Methods: The subjects of the study provided the data for the sixth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination ...

  • A study on the relationship between socioeconomic level and oral health: analysis of data from the Sixth Korean National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey

    Ae-Hee Song·Hye-Jeong Youn


    Objectives: In this study, both subjective and objective levels of oral health were used to identify the relationship between oral health inequalities. Methods: Korean National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey ...

  • Effects of general and oral health on quality of life in the elderly living alone and with family

    Eun-Ju Jung


    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of general and oral health on quality of life in the elderly living alone and with family. Methods: We analyzed data from the 6th Korea National Health and Nutrition ...

  • Influencing factors of empowerment in the clinical dental hygienists

    Kyoung-Hye Min·Hee-Hong Min


    Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the factors influencing empowerment among clinical dental hygienists. Through this study, we suggested to increase the empowerment and find concrete ways to increase the motivation and performance ...

  • A qualitative study on the present conditions and problems of oral health care in senile dementia patients

    Eun-Seo Jung·Yoon-Young Choi·Kyeong-Hee Lee


    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the present conditions and problems of oral health care in senior citizens with dementia using a qualitative research method, through focused group interviews. Methods: Data was collected for approximately one month from May 2019. The subjects were divided into two groups ...

  • A qualitative study on experiences of job satisfaction and meaning of work among clinical dental hygienists

    Ji-Hyeon Park·Soon-Ryun Lim


    Objectives: This study explored job satisfaction experience and meaning of work in dental hygienists. Methods: In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 clinical dental hygienists who had been working in dental clinics ...