ERIC Number: ED082001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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Dental Therapy Assistant: Attitudes of Army Dentists.
Heid, Theodore H.; Bair, Jeffrey H.
The U. S. Army Dental Corps has implemented a formal program based on the concept that dental care can be more efficiently and effectively provided with treatment teams composed of one dental officer, two dental therapy assistants, one basic assistant, and the shared support of other auxiliary personnel. Such a team will use three dental treatment rooms. The major impetus leading to the adoption of this concept has been the development, during the past decade, of the expanded duty dental assistant. Dental therapy assistant is the Army's nomenclature for the expanded duty dental assistant--a new type of auxiliary trained to perform certain dental tasks traditionally performed only by a dentist. The attitude of Army dentists toward the utilization of the dental therapy assistant (DTA) was studied in a survey, using questionnaires. (Author)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Armed Forces, Attitudes, Dental Assistants, Dentists, Military Personnel, Opinions, Questionnaires, Surveys
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-759 138, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Health Care Research Div.