About this Journal

  Journal of Korean Society of Dental Hygiene is the official publication of the Korean Society of Dental Hygiene. It was launched in 2001. It contains original articles, short communications, reviews, case reports covering the broad range ofinterests within the field of dental hygiene. The Journal is published bi-monthly in February, April, June, August, October and December each year. Supplement numbers are at times published.

  The official title of the journal ‘Journal of Korean Society of Dental Hygiene’ and the abbreviated title is ‘ J Korean Soc Dent Hyg’. All of the manuscripts are peer-reviewed by three reviewers. The text may be written in Korean or English.

  Circulation number of print copies is 300. Full text is freely available from : http://www.jksdh.or.kr. This journal was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Grant funded the Korean Government (MEST).

Review Article
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Effect of xylitol on dental caries prevention : a literature review

Young-Eun Lee·Ji-Hye Kim·Min-Jeong Cho·Keun-Bae Song·Youn-Hee Choi
Xylitol is a sweetening agent used to prevent dental caries. It is formulated and consumed in various forms, and its use is recommended in particular for oral health. However, dental specialists are not familiar with xylitol or well-acquainted with ...... more
August. 2019
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Original Article
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Mechanical properties and antibacterial effects on Streptococcus mutans of composite resins containing phytoncide

Myung-Jin Lee·Dan-Bi Kim1·Ji-Eun Kim·Seung-Ha Moon·Ji-Young Son·Eun-Young Lee·Jae-Sung Kwon
Objectives: The aim of this study is to investigate the mechanical properties and antibacterial effects on Streptococcus mutans of composite resins containing phytoncide. Methods: Phytoncide was mixed with commercial ...... more
August. 2019
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Heuristics evaluation and development of the Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)-kids application for caries management of preschoolers

Yu-Min Kang·Su-Young Lee
Objectives: This study aimed to develop the CAMBRA-kids application for the systematic management of dental caries among preschoolers, activate the dental caries management system, and contribute to the dental ...... more
August. 2019
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Analysis of oral health-related smartphone applications

Jae-Yeon Jung·Soo-Hwa Kim
Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the current status of oral health applications developed for smartphones because they can be used as a new educational medium to manage and improve oral health ...... more
August. 2019
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Effects of smart-learning based education on dental hygiene students' study achievements and learning satisfaction

Kyeong-Hee Lee·Yoon-Young Choi
Objectives: This study aimed to analyze the effects of smart-learning on the education of dental hygiene students. Methods: This study was conducted on 135 students in the dental hygiene department from a single university ...... more
August. 2019
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Effects of the amount and duration of smoking on gingival symptoms: analysis of data from the 2016 Korea youth's risk behavior web-based study

Mi-Ra Lee·Kyung-Hwa Park
Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the effects of the amount and duration of smoking on gingival symptoms in adolescents. Methods: We used the web-based survey data of youth health behaviors from 2016 conducted by the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prev... more
August. 2019
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Influencing factors of and satisfaction with clinical practice between college and university dental hygiene students

Hee-Hong Min
Objectives: This research aimed to identify the influential factors that affect the satisfaction of dental hygiene students' clinical training between college and university and contribute to improvement in clinical practice quality ...... more
August. 2019
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A study on the association between blood levels of heavy metals and periodontitis, using the fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Yun-Sook Jung·Eun-Kyong Kim
Objectives: Internal exposure to certain heavy metals is thought to be associated with periodontitis. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the relationship between blood levels of heavy metals and periodontitis among the Korean population. Methods: Data from the 2012 K... more
August. 2019
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Comparison of the general health status and oral health status between inexperienced and experienced groups of recent dental preventive treatment: The Seventh Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2016-2017

Yu-Rin Kim
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the general health status and oral health status based on periodical dental preventive experience, and to find methods for regular dental prophylaxis, using the data ...... more
August. 2019
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The effects of mental health status and subjective oral health status on periodontal disease for the elderly

Ye-Hwang Kim·Jung-Hwa Lee
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate how mental health status affects oral health in the elderly. Methods: The subjects of the study provided the data for the sixth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination ...... more
August. 2019
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A study on the relationship between socioeconomic level and oral health: analysis of data from the Sixth Korean National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey

Ae-Hee Song·Hye-Jeong Youn
Objectives: In this study, both subjective and objective levels of oral health were used to identify the relationship between oral health inequalities. Methods: Korean National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey ...... more
August. 2019
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Effects of general and oral health on quality of life in the elderly living alone and with family

Eun-Ju Jung
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of general and oral health on quality of life in the elderly living alone and with family. Methods: We analyzed data from the 6th Korea National Health and Nutrition ...... more
August. 2019
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Influencing factors of empowerment in the clinical dental hygienists

Kyoung-Hye Min·Hee-Hong Min
Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the factors influencing empowerment among clinical dental hygienists. Through this study, we suggested to increase the empowerment and find concrete ways to increase the motivation and performance ...... more
August. 2019
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A qualitative study on the present conditions and problems of oral health care in senile dementia patients

Eun-Seo Jung·Yoon-Young Choi·Kyeong-Hee Lee
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the present conditions and problems of oral health care in senior citizens with dementia using a qualitative research method, through focused group interviews. Methods: Data was collected for approximately one mon... more
August. 2019
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A qualitative study on experiences of job satisfaction and meaning of work among clinical dental hygienists

Ji-Hyeon Park·Soon-Ryun Lim
Objectives: This study explored job satisfaction experience and meaning of work in dental hygienists. Methods: In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 clinical dental hygienists who had been working in dental clinics ...... more
August. 2019
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