J Korean Acad Oral Health.  2012 Dec;36(4):266-271.

Oral health status among some disabled person in Jinju

  • 1Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Pusan National University School of Dentistry, Yangsan, Korea. jbomkim@pusan.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Preventive and Social Dentistry, Seoul National University School of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Dental Hygiene, Jinju Health College, Jinju, Korea.


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the oral health status among some disabled persons in Jinju.
Two dentists taken calibration training from the national oral health survey examined the oral health status on 200 disabled persons in Jinju, in June 2008. The surveyed disabled persons aged 6 to 29 years have been supplied with oral health care services by dentists and oral hygienists of dental clinics established at their schools supported from Jinju Public Health Center since 2006. The data obtained from this survey were analyzed with SPSS statistical package and were compared with the data from other oral health reports on disabled persons examined in 2010 Korean Oral Health Survey by Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
Among the disabled persons in Jinju, DMF rate was 65.00%; DMFT index, 3.10; DT rate, 39.61%; MT rate, 8.94%; and FT rate, 51.45%. DMFT indexes and DT rates of the disabled persons in Jinju were evaluated to be higher than those of the disabled persons from 2010 Korean National Oral Health Survey.
Oral health programs should be strengthened for the prevention and treatments of dental caries for disabled persons.


Disability; DMF rate; DMFT index
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