Intervention Protocol

Dental auxiliaries for dental care

  1. Tom Dyer1,*,
  2. Paul Brocklehurst2,
  3. Anne-Marie Glenny3,
  4. Zoe Marshman1,
  5. Linda Davies4,
  6. Derek Richards5,
  7. Tim Newton6,
  8. Jenny Godson7,
  9. Martin Tickle2,
  10. Rizwana Lala8,
  11. Peter G Robinson9

Editorial Group: Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group

Published Online: 12 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010076

How to Cite

Dyer T, Brocklehurst P, Glenny AM, Marshman Z, Davies L, Richards D, Newton T, Godson J, Tickle M, Lala R, Robinson PG. Dental auxiliaries for dental care (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD010076. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010076.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Sheffield, School of Clinical Dentistry, Sheffield, UK

  2. 2

    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

  3. 3

    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, Cochrane Oral Health Group, Manchester, UK

  4. 4

    School of Community Based Medicine, University of Manchester, Health Sciences Research Group: Health Economics, Manchester, UK

  5. 5

    NHS Forth Valley, Department of Public Health, Stirling, UK

  6. 6

    KCL Dental Institute, Division of Health and Social Care Research, London, UK

  7. 7

    NHS Yorkshire and Humber, Leeds, UK

  8. 8

    Clarence Road Dental Care, Chesterfield, UK

  9. 9

    School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

*Tom Dyer, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, Claremont Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2TA, UK. t.dyer@sheffield.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 12 SEP 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Aim

To assess the effectiveness of dental auxiliaries in providing care traditionally provided by dentists.

Objectives

  • To compare the effectiveness of dental auxiliaries compared with dentists in:

    • the diagnosis of oral diseases and conditions;
    • their technical competence in the delivery of some aspects of dental care;
    • oral education and other oral health promotion measures; and
    • delivering dental care that is acceptable to patients.

  • the diagnosis of oral diseases and conditions;
  • their technical competence in the delivery of some aspects of dental care;
  • oral education and other oral health promotion measures; and
  • delivering dental care that is acceptable to patients.

  • To critically appraise and summarise current evidence on the costs and cost effectiveness of dental auxiliaries compared with dentists in providing care.