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ERIC Number: ED131307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Survey of Current and Future Employment Levels of Licensed Dental Hygienists.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.
Using self-reporting instruments, a survey of 1,539 hygienists and 4,786 licensed dentists was conducted to determine (1) the current and future needs for trained dental hygienists in the state of Texas, (2) the relation of need for trained hygienists to geographical area, and (3) the implications for curtailment of programs by area. The information gathered from the survey was transferred to a master computer file and reports were generated printing the frequency distribution of responses and the percentage of responses by item. From the survey results, it was noted that training programs for dentists at both the predegree and postdegree levels in the use of dental auxiliaries and expanded functions should be strongly considered; and that a complete audit of the program for dental hygienists and the followup of the graduates of these programs should be considered immediately to determine the product accountability and continued contribution of trained hygienists to the profession. Appendix A is a sample of the hygienists survey form. Appendix B contains tables of selected characteristics and information contained in the master computer file. (SH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.
Identifiers - Location: Texas