ERIC Number: ED082002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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Dental Therapy Assistant: Effect on Team Productivity.
Heid, Theodore 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 (DTAs), one basic assistant, and the shared support of other auxiliary personnel. Such a team will use three dental treatment rooms (DTRs). The productivity of each of 15 test teams employing one dentist, one or two DTAs, one basic assistant, and two or three DTRs was compared with their productivity while working in the conventional manner--one dentist, one basic assistant and one DTR over a period of one year. (Author)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Armed Forces, Dental Assistants, Dentistry, Interaction, Military Personnel, Productivity, Teamwork
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-759 139, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Health Care Research Div.