Diagnosis, treatment planning and referral by school dental therapists

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Abstract— ‐The capacity of 47 dental therapists to recognize carious lesions, poor oral hygiene and chronic marginal gingivitis and to plan treatment for caries in groups of 10 school children in the South Australian School Dental Service was assessed. In general, the therapists seemed competent to perform these duties. Their ability to make appropriate referrals to dentists and to provide certain statistical data was also evaluated. In South Australia, examinations made by therapists are checked periodically by their regional dentists. 1974 Australian Dental Association

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-249
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Dental Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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