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An Investigation of the Association between Health Screening and Dental Scaling in Korea

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Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Dentistry, Gangneung Wonju National University, Gangneung-si 25457, Korea
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Department of Maxillofacial Biomedical Engineering and Institute of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Korea
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Department of Preventive and Social Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(8), 4294; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18084294
Received: 21 March 2021 / Revised: 11 April 2021 / Accepted: 14 April 2021 / Published: 18 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Oral and Public Health)
Dental disease is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases worldwide, and its expenditure is continuously increasing. Periodontal disease is increasing as a chronic non-communicable disease in adults and older people. Health screening has been shown to be cost-effective and improves the quality of life through the early detection of diseases. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between national health screening and dental scaling as a preventive service for periodontal disease. The study used sample cohort data from 2002 to 2015 provided by the National Health Insurance Sharing Service in South Korea. A logistic regression analysis of the utilization of dental scaling was performed to identify the independent effects of national health screening. People who underwent health screening showed a higher tendency to undergo dental scaling. Additionally, disparities in utilization according to socioeconomic status were reduced among those who underwent screening. The intervention to extend dental coverage could be more beneficial when combined with health screening, encouraging more people to participate and reducing inequalities in utilization. View Full-Text
Keywords: diagnostic screening programs; dental scaling; dental health service; health services accessibility diagnostic screening programs; dental scaling; dental health service; health services accessibility
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Shin, B.-M.; Heo, J.-S.; Ryu, J.-I. An Investigation of the Association between Health Screening and Dental Scaling in Korea. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4294. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18084294

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Shin B-M, Heo J-S, Ryu J-I. An Investigation of the Association between Health Screening and Dental Scaling in Korea. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(8):4294. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18084294

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Shin, Bo-Mi, Jung-Sun Heo, and Jae-In Ryu. 2021. "An Investigation of the Association between Health Screening and Dental Scaling in Korea" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 8: 4294. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18084294

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