Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2008;35(3):487-493.
Published online August 31, 2008.
Yu-Ryeo So, Byeong-Ju Baik, Jae-Gon Kim, Yeon-Mi Yang, Young-hun Lee
Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bioscience, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University 
전북대학교병원 소아치과에 내원한 교정환자 보호자들의 의식에 관한 설문조사
소유려, 백병주, 김재곤, 양연미, 이용훈
전북대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실 및 구강생체과학연구소
Correspondence:  Byeong-Ju Baik,  Tel: 063-250-2128, Email:
Received: 11 December 2007   • Accepted: 6 May 2008
Recently, in proportion to the remarkable development of dentistry and income increases it is growing more and more a concern about changed awareness in appearance. In this study, it had a grasp of the purpose for university hospital visiting, the motive of the commencement for orthodontic treatment and a method of the treatment as well as term. Based on these, the aim of this study is to keep more of the information between parent and doctors for mutual understanding and to grasp the characteristics for the needs of orthodontic treatment. In order to conduct researches, there has made a survey of 150 persons among orthodontic patients' parents who visit CBNU hospital, the pediatric dentistry. The study has found the results like these. 1. There was a question about the reason to visit CBNU hospital in the department of pediatric dentistry for orthodontic treatment. 52.1% of respondents, the survey found, were more likely to receive a good medical service. 25% of them were counselled from a relative or an acquaintance. 16.7% of them were recommended by another dental clinic. 2. There was a question about the expected orthodontic treatment period, when at first hospital visiting. 37.5% of the respondents answered that it was a 'more than 2 years', 12.5% of them said 'from 12 months to 18 months'. 3. There was a question about the reason to receive orthodontic treatment. 58.3% of the respondents, the survey found, answered the reason was parents' concern about the malocclusion of their children, 12.5% of them said a the orthodontic problem pointed out by entourages. 4. There was a question about the method of orthodontic treatment for patients who visit the department in pediatric dentistry. 41.7% of the respondents said that it was used as 'an intra-oral fixed appliance', 29.2% of them said 'an intra-oral removable appliance', 2.1% of them said 'an extra-oral appliance', 5. There was a question about the waiting time for treatment after a dental appointment. 60.4% of the respondents said 'from 5 minutes to 10 minutes', 4.1% of them said 'from 15 minutes to 30 minutes'. There was a question about the extent of an acceptable waiting time. It was answered to 'from 5 minutes to 10 minutes' by 60.4% of them, 2.1% of them said 'from 15 minutes to 30 minutes'.
Key Words: Orthodontic patients' parents, Attitude survey, Orthodontic treatment

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