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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2011;38(2): 137-145.
A SURVEY ON DENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN OF MULTICULTURAL FAMILIES IN CHONBUK PROVINCE
서윤진, 이광희, 라지영, 안소연, 김윤희
원광대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실
Corresponding Author: 이광희 ,
Received: February 9, 2011;  Accepted: March 22, 2011.
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ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to obtain the data for dental caries experience and occlusal pattern to utilize these data for motivating oral health promotion and activating oral health care programme in preschool children of multicultural family. Caries prevalence on primary teeth was surveyed for 3-5 years old 190 children of multicultural families in Chonbuk province. The results were as follows : 1. Dental caries prevalence rate of primary teeth (dmf rate) was 61.7% at 3 years of age, 88.7% at 4 years of age, and 92.6% at 5 years of age (p>0.05). 2. Average score of dmft index was 2.22 at 3 years of age, 4.97 at 4 years of age, and 6.62 at 5 years of age (p>0.05). 3. Most of the caries-prevailed tooth was maxillary primary central incisor and showed 28.8% at 3 years of age, 56.7% at 5 years of age. 4. dmft index and dmfs index of children of Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Filipinos women were higher than those of Chinese and Japanese. 5. In sagittal primary molar relationship, flush terminal plane type was 82.6%, distal step type was 5.2% and mesial step type was 8.4%. This study is the first report for children of multicultural families in Korea. More attention for children of multicultural families will be needed in aspect of oral disease prevention and treatment.
Keywords: Multicultural family | Dental caries | Occlusal pattern
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