Korean J Aerosp Environ Med.  1999 Mar;9(1):83-89.

Analysis of Regular Oral Examination Results in 'A' Airliner Employees

Abstract

This study is based on the result of oral examination of 'A' airliner employees in the period of June 1997 and December 1997. The purpose of this study is to analyze the distribution of dental diseases among workers and the relationship between income level and dental healthiness. Based on the above analysis, this study further tries to indirectly evaluate the method of prophylaxis. Following is the list of basic findings of this study: Firstly, it was found that male workers tend to have inferior dental condition compared with female workers. Also, dental condition of technicians was found to be worse than that of office workers. Secondly, it was found that dental caries decreased with the age. However, periodontal disease was increasing with the age. Therefore, this result leads us to convince that the education should be focused on 'how to brush your teeth' in order to prevent periodontal diseases. Thirdly, more than 40% of the examined were found to be carrying dental calculus related diseases (67.2%) and cervical abrasion (40.5%), respectively. In conclusion, we became to know that the treatment of cervical abrasion and dental calculus at the Dental Clinic is effective in helping 'A' Airliner employees to have better dental status.

Keyword

prophylaxis; caries; periodontal disease; calculus; cervical abrasion
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