J Dent Hyg Sci.  2017 Dec;17(6):543-551. 10.17135/jdhs.2017.17.6.543.

In-Depth Interview of Parents Experienced First Infant Oral Examination

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  • 1Department of Dental Hygiene, The Graduate School of Namseoul University, Cheonan 31020, Korea. dittochun4@hanmail.net

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze the experience of the parents who examined the first infant oral examination and to understand how to improve the practical oral examination business. In-depth interviews were held with 10 parents who did the first infant oral examination, and their children's age was less than 18 to 29 months. The following conclusions were obtained by deriving the concepts and categories of the recorded contents. First, the main reason for the unsatisfactory examination of this study was that it was formal. Parents were disappointed in the fact that they did not look at the mouth of the child at the same time as it was fast and they said because it is carried out free of charge, it is more formal than the examination for general dental treatment. Second, most of the participants questioned whether they should resume infant oral examination. Third, it appears that the tooth number or dental terminology in the result notice is difficult to understand. Fourth, the opinion on the improvement of the infant oral examinations was should provided that the oral health management information after examination and the direct oral health management method education at the examination. In addition, we identified the need for parents' oral health care education for infants. Therefore, it has been confirmed that in order for the infant oral examination and young children to be practically carried out, the problems should be improved by collecting opinions of the parents. Also it is necessary to search for efficient business management method through repeated research related to infant oral examination.

Keyword

Infant; Interview; Oral examination; Parents

MeSH Terms

Child
Commerce
Diagnosis, Oral*
Education
Humans
Infant*
Methods
Mouth
Oral Health
Parents*
Tooth
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