Oral disease beliefs, behaviors, and health status of Korean-Americans.

  title={Oral disease beliefs, behaviors, and health status of Korean-Americans.},
  author={Joon-Hee Lee and H. Asuman Kiyak},
  journal={Journal of public health dentistry},
  volume={52 3},
Previous research with other ethnic minorities has shown that culture and age cohort, as well as language and economic limitations, act as barriers to obtaining dental care and maintaining good oral health. This study compared self-reported oral health attitudes, self-efficacy, and dental practices of 20 younger and 23 elderly Korean-Americans. Oral assessments were also conducted to determine plaque and gingival status, and root and coronal caries. Significant differences emerged in health… CONTINUE READING