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Expansion of Duties
Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Health and Caring Sciences/Oral Health Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7972-1470
2011 (English)In: Dental Hygienists' Association of Australia Inc. National Symposium, Darwin, Australien, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Dental Hygienists are health care professionals with broad competence. The dental hygiene scope of practice is focused on oral health promotion and disease prevention. The tasks can be divided into: assessment procedures, treatment planning, preventive services, therapeutic services and evaluation of services provided.The duties could hereby expand within each of these areas in regard to oral status, general status and age. But duties can also expand in terms of career such as independent practice, manager or research. The presentation will cover discussions on assessment procedures and treatment planning with particular reference to independent practice, the patients’ age and general health. The Dental Hygienist is well prepared to become the primary oral health care provider with responsibility to refer patients further when necessary. Preventive and therapeutic services will be analyzed in light of oral and general status and age. The primary concern is the prevention of oral diseases, but when a disease has occurred the purpose is to prevent from further progress, but also to treat the disease. This means that the Dental hygienist must have knowledge on signs and symptoms of oral diseases and general diseases and skills to treat oral diseases. Evaluation of services provided will be elucidated in relation to research. It is of crucial importance to evaluate the results to fully understand the characteristics of a successful prevention and treatment. Finally, the Dental Hygienist should play a leading role in oral health promotion and prevention in the clinic but also in other health care settings and in addition, Dental Hygienists could have a position as manager of the clinic

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Darwin, Australien, 2011.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-5639OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:5639DiVA: diva2:522308
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Dental Hygienists' Association of Australia Inc. National Symposium , Darwin, Australien, 2-3 juli, 2011
Available from: 2011-07-15 Created: 2011-07-15 Last updated: 2015-10-28Bibliographically approved

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