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The Effects of Brushing Practice Using a TBP-Module with Good Real-Life Adaptability

  • Hiromi ImaiEmail author
  • Tamiyo Asaga
  • Tetsuo Misawa
  • Ayumi Kimura
  • Sachiko Tsubaki
  • Tomoko Aso
  • Fusako Kawabe
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 818)

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to clarify the learning effect of a tooth brushing practice (TBP) module resembling the oral environment developed to easily practice brushing of patients’ teeth.

Methods: The subjects were healthy male students of non-medical fields. The TBP module was coated with artificial plaque. The subjects brushed the module using a tooth brush until they felt that brushing was completed, and the time required for brushing and the degree of residual plaque were evaluated. They repeated this procedure 4 times with about 2-week intervals. The subjects practiced brushing between the 2nd and 3rd experiments (first self-learning) and between the 3rd and 4th experiments (2nd self-learning).

Results: After self-learning, the brushing time shortened and residual plaque decreased.

Discussion: It was suggested that self-learning using the TBP module resembling the oral cavity environment promotes learning of the brushing technique.

Keywords

Brushing technique Practice module Self-learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiromi Imai
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Tamiyo Asaga
    • 1
  • Tetsuo Misawa
    • 3
  • Ayumi Kimura
    • 2
  • Sachiko Tsubaki
    • 2
  • Tomoko Aso
    • 2
  • Fusako Kawabe
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Chiba Institute of TechnologyNarashino-shiJapan
  2. 2.Chiba Prefectural University of Health SciencesChiba-shiJapan
  3. 3.Chiba Institute of TechnologyNarashino-shiJapan

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