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This study aims to grasp the degree of motivation among participants in an incremental dental care program and to be the baseline data of regular incremental dental programs that can be applied by dental medical institutions. A questionnaire survey was conducted with 160 participants in an incremental dental care program at the incremental dental care center of Y dental hospital located in Y city, Gyeongnam region. For statistical analysis, SPSS 25.0 for Windows, SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL., USA was used.As a result of analyzing the degree of motivation according to the period of visiting the hospital during which 'ARCS motivation strategy' was applied, as for the item of satisfaction (S), the shorter visiting periods tended to show high averages of motivation, which was statistically significant (p < 0.05). From this result, it is deemed that the more satisfied with the incremental dental program the participants were, the better they were motivated, and that participants whose visiting periods were short were better motivated than those whose visiting periods were long because the former's visit intervals were shorter.
It was found that the shorter the interval of visit to the incremental dental program, the better the motivation. Thus, it is deemed that if the visit interval is lengthened, it is necessary to keep the participants motivated consistently.