Dental auxiliaries for dental care

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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.

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