J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci.  2015 Sep;31(3):195-202. 10.14368/jdras.2015.31.3.195.

Studies on patient's perception and awareness of health insurance coverage for smoking cessation treatment in dentistry

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  • 1Department of Periodontology, Dankook University of Dentistry, Cheonan, Republic of Korea. perioshin@dankook.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
Recently, smoking cessation treatment at dental clinic can be covered by national health insurance. The aim of this study is to evaluate the awareness on the health insurance coverage for smoking cessation treatment in dentistry.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
The survey was carried out on 100 new patients of the patients in Dankook Dental Hospital from March to April 2015. The Questionnaire consists of 18 items.
RESULTS
The results show that many of patients expect positive effects of the treatment but most of the respondents were not aware of the initiation of health insurance coverage smoking cessation treatment in dentistry.
CONCLUSION
The government and ministry of health should pay more attention to the promotion of the smoking cessation treatment in dentistry.

Keyword

smoking cessation; heath insurance; dentistry
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