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AIMS The aim of this study was to examine whether metabolic syndrome (MS) is associated with periodontitis in a representative sample of Korean adults, who were involved in the Fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 7178 subjects over the age of 19 years who participated in KNHANES were(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to determine whether periodontal conditions or dental health behaviors are risk factors for preterm birth (PTB), and whether periodontal pathogens are risk indicators for PTB among Korean mothers. METHODS This study was designed as a hospital-based case-control study. Examiner masking was ensured for the validity of the(More)
AIM The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the relationship between periodontitis and preeclampsia in never-smokers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pregnant women were recruited at 21 to 24 weeks of gestation from March 2009 to June 2013. Information on demographics, health behaviours, obstetric history, and systemic diseases that can influence(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to investigate whether overweight and obesity before pregnancy are associated with periodontitis during pregnancy. METHODS This study examined a total of 315 pregnant females at 21 to 24 weeks of gestation. Overweight and obesity were defined based on criteria proposed by the World Health Organization Expert(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to confirm the association among oral health behaviors, periodontitis, and preeclampsia in Korean women. METHODS This study is designed as a case-control study. Sixteen women with preeclampsia and 48 without preeclampsia post-delivery were included in this study from November 2007 to January 2010. Information was(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate if pregnant women with both obesity and periodontitis are more likely to experience preterm birth (PTB) in women with pre-eclampsia (PE) than pregnant women with only obesity or only periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study examined a total of 328 pregnant women at 21-24 weeks of gestation. Overweight and(More)
BACKGROUND The purposes of this study were to estimate the fluoride intake from food and drink in 5-year-old Korean children, and to measure the association between estimated fluoride intake and dental caries prevalence. METHODS The study involved a secondary analysis of raw data from the 4(th) Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey(More)
Purpose This study aimed to investigate the current issue and improvement issue of the Korea Dental Hygienist National Licensing Examination (KDHNLE) through expert Delphi survey. Methods Delphi survey was conducted from May through August, 2016 in Korea. This Delphi survey included 20 persons who represent dental hygiene (seven groups of dental(More)
The National Oral Health Screening Program (NOHSP) is a general population-based program in Korea. The objective of this study was to assess the association between participation in the NOHSP and dental visit for periapical abscess (PA) and advanced periodontal disease (APD) among Korean adults. Data were obtained for subjects from the National Health(More)
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