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Table 4

Positive and Negative Effects of the Inclusion of Dental Hygienists in the Category of Medical Personnel

 Variable Dental hygienist Dentist p-value
Positive effects
 Development of dental community 4.35±0.77 3.31±0.10 <0.001
 Boost of visiting oral health care 4.16±0.92 3.10±0.13 <0.001
 Oral health promotion 3.86±0.94 2.79±0.16 <0.001
 Expanding Public dental health service for the vulnerable 4.00±0.90 3.09±0.19 <0.001
 Increase in hospital income 4.02±0.94 2.91±0.17 <0.001
 A clear division of work 4.40±0.78 3.13±0.15 <0.001
 Expanded perception of dental hygienist 4.48±0.69 3.37±0.20 <0.001
Negative effects
 Worsening of labor shortage 3.01±0.05 3.92±0.96 <0.001
 Aggravation of salary increase 3.54±0.95 4.13±0.85 <0.001
 Increase of commissioned care 3.53±0.10 3.84±0.89 0.003
 Increasing task conflicts 3.17±0.16 3.69±0.99 <0.001
 Increased cost of re-education 3.47±0.98 3.78±0.94 0.003

Values are presented as mean±standard deviation.

p-value obtained from t-test.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2018;18:340-8 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2018.18.6.340
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