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ORIGINAL HYPOTHESIS
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-12

An index developed for the determination of oral hygiene motivation success


Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Taner Arabaci
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University, TR-25240, Erzurum
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2155-8213.110183

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Introduction: The purpose of this article is to develop a new index system to identify the individual oral hygiene score (OHS) and the level of the motivation success by using some scales, which are an indicator of the individual oral hygiene status. In this way, the level of personal oral hygiene would be determined and a standard motivation success scale would be presented by comparing the oral hygiene levels measured before and after the motivation application. The Hypothesis: In this hypothesis, an index was primarily formed in order to obtain an individual OHS with the total values of plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI), and calculus index (CI) scores. Motivation success levels of the individuals were calculated and classified by using the rate of change of OHS between the sessions. Evaluation of the Hypothesis: This index system would form a basis for future strategies in preventive dentistry. Standard and common scores in one individual or a wide population will be attained easily and effectively.


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