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The changing role of dental auxiliaries: a literature review.
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PMID:  9848989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review of the literature on dental auxiliaries and their utilization in the dental workforce is presented, and their future role is examined in the light of broader issues relating to changing disease patterns and service delivery. Legislative factors, productivity, quality assurance and the potential scope for dental auxiliaries in both the public sector and private practice setting are discussed. A strategy for adopting a team approach in the delivery of dental services is suggested, which would necessitate the dentist taking on the role of team leader and maintaining responsibility for overall treatment planning and quality assurance. Dental auxiliaries could provide basic preventive and restorative dental services, allowing dentists to concentrate on providing more complex high-technology treatment. Implications for the future training of dental auxiliaries are presented.
L Baltutis; M Morgan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian dental journal     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0045-0421     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Dent J     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-23     Completed Date:  1998-12-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370612     Medline TA:  Aust Dent J     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
School of Dental Science, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science, University of Melbourne.
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MeSH Terms
Delivery of Health Care
Dental Auxiliaries* / education,  legislation & jurisprudence,  standards,  trends,  utilization
Dental Restoration, Permanent
Mouth Diseases
Patient Care Planning
Patient Care Team
Preventive Dentistry
Private Practice
Public Health Dentistry
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Technology, Dental
Tooth Diseases

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