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A Study on Disability and Impairment of Dental Disorders in Korea
J Oral Med Pain 2018;43:70-76
Published online September 30, 2018;
© 2018 Korean Academy of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

Yong-Woo Ahn1,2, Seok-Min Jang1, Sung-Hee Jeong1,2, Hye-Mi Jeon3, Kyung-Hee Kim4, Soo-Min Ok1,2

1Department of Oral Medicine and Institute of Translational Dental Sciences, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea
2Department of Oral Medicine and Dental Research Institute, Pusan National University Dental Hospital, Yangsan, Korea
3Department of Oral Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea
4Department of Oral Medicine, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
Correspondence to: Soo-Min Ok
Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, 49 Busandaehak-ro, Mulgeum-eup, Yangsan 50612, Korea
Tel: +82-55-360-5243
Fax: +82-53-360-5238
Received August 16, 2018; Revised September 21, 2018; Accepted September 27, 2018.
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The definition and application of disability are becoming more important as society becomes more complex. The precise criteria for the assessment and classification of disabilities are primarily focused on certain medical conditions with a lack of guidelines for dental conditions. This study provides an evaluation and comparison of the current tables available for the assessment of disabilities in the dental field with the aim of identifying areas to be improved.
Keywords : Disability evaluation; Insurance; Injury, Facial nerve

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