Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 1999;26(4):608-615.
Published online November 30, 1999.
THE QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY OF NEW PATIENTS AND PARENTS REGARDING FLUORIDE
 
Abstract
At the department of Pediatric Dentistry in Chonbuk National University Hospital, authors conducted a survey of 50 new patients and 100 new parents regarding fluoride in order to discover what they think about fluoride. The results obtained were as follows ; 1. It answered patients 26% parents 51% and total 42.7% in knowledge about the use of fluoride in dental clinics 2. The knowledge about caries prevention effect of fluoride is high, patients 86%, parents 85% and total 85.3% 3. The patients and parents who wanted to use fluoride are 46%, 44% respectively 4. The patients and parents who experienced fluoridation are 60%, 55% respectively 5. It is not correspond the knowledge about caries prevention effect of fluoride and the practical method of application These results suggest that the number of patients and parents who use fluoride will increase if we advise them adequately.
Key Words: Fluoride, New patients, Questionnaire Survey


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