Journal article

Variations in Australian dental therapy practice by practitioner and workplace characteristics

Dana N Teusner, Julie Satur, Suzanne P Gardner, Najith Amarasena, David S Brennan

INTERNATIONAL DENTAL JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Understanding dental therapy practice across clinical settings is useful for education and service planning. This study assessed if dental therapy service provision varied according to practitioner and workplace characteristics. METHODS: Members of professional associations representing dental therapists (DT) and oral health therapists (OHT) were posted a self-complete survey collecting practitioner and workplace characteristics, together with clinical activity on a self-selected typical day of practice. Differences in service provision according to characteristics were assessed by comparing mean services per patient visit. Negative binomial regression models estimated adjusted..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC) Centres for Research Excellence


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC) Centres for Research Excellence (Grant no. 1031310). There are no competing interests to report. The contents of this report are solely the responsibility of the authors and the administering institution, and do not reflect the views of the NHMRC.