Journal of Dental Hygiene Science : eISSN 2233-7679

Table 1

Evaluation of Dental Hygienist Job Validity according to Medical Practice Standard

Dental hygienist jobCriteria 1Criteria 2Final classification

Prevention & treatmentHealth hazardScaleScore




Agreement rate (%)ScaleScoreResponse rate (%)ScaleResponse rate (%)ScaleScoreLevel
FC, CP et al. change50.0Middle3.0100.0High75.0HighHigh5.04.34
Permanent cementation50.0Middle3.0100.0High75.0HighHigh5.04.34
Removing improperly prostheses50.0Middle3.0100.0High75.0HighHigh5.04.34
Tooth separation50.0Middle3.091.7High75.0HighHigh5.04.34
Wire cutting41.7Middle3.091.7High75.0HighHigh5.04.34
Amalgam polishing41.7Middle3.091.7High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Applying a rubber dam41.7Middle3.091.7High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Placing a tofflemire matrix system41.7Middle3.091.7High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Temporary sealing41.7Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Removing temporary filling materia41.7Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Testing pulp vitality41.7Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Gingival retraction: cord packing41.7Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Making a temporary crown41.7Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Setting a temporary crown41.7Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Temporary cementation41.7Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Excess cementation removal41.7Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Removing crown button41.7Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Pit and fissure Sealants50.0Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Precautions for surgical treatment58.3Middle3.075.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Tooth whitening58.3Middle3.0100.0High75.0HighHigh5.04.34
Intramuscular injection50.0Middle3.0100.0High75.0HighHigh5.04.34
Management of dental emergencies50.0Middle3.083.3High75.0HighHigh5.04.34
Measuring and recording furcations58.3Middle3.091.7High75.0HighHigh5.04.34
Measuring and recording BOP50.0Middle3.091.7High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Measuring and recording CAL50.0Middle3.091.7High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Measuring and recording pocket depth50.0Middle3.091.7High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Rubber cup polishing50.0Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Professional mechanical tooth cleaning50.0Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Scaling50.0Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Root planing50.0Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Applying local antimicrobial50.0Middle3.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.04.34
Oral health care by subject
 Systemic disease58.3Middle3.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
 Disability58.3Middle3.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
 Pregnant58.3Middle3.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
 Hypersensitivity58.3Middle3.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
 Dry mouth58.3Middle3.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
 Halitosis58.3Middle3.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
 Child/adolescent58.3Middle3.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
 Older adult58.3Middle3.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
 Tobacco cessations58.3Middle3.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
 Nutritional counseling58.3Middle3.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
 Eating disorders58.3Middle3.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Toothbrushing instruction58.3Middle3.075.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Oral care products prescription and education58.3Middle3.075.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Surgical dental treatment assist33.3Low1.083.3High83.3HighHigh5.03.73
Dental treatment suction assist25.0Low1.066.7High66.7HighHigh5.03.73
Drain change33.3Low1.0100.0High83.3HighHigh5.03.73
Removing implant screw33.3Low1.0100.0High83.3HighHigh5.03.73
Taking periapical radiography33.3Low1.075.0High75.0HighHigh5.03.73
Taking bitewing radiography33.3Low1.075.0High75.0HighHigh5.03.73
Taking occlusal projection33.3Low1.075.0High75.0HighHigh5.03.73
Taking panorama33.3Low1.075.0High75.0HighHigh5.03.73
Taking cephalometric radiography33.3Low1.075.0High75.0HighHigh5.03.73
Taking computed tomography33.3Low1.075.0High75.0HighHigh5.03.73
Radiographic interpretation25.0Low1.083.3High66.7HighHigh5.03.73
Bonding bracket33.3Low1.091.7High75.0HighHigh5.03.73
Mounting orthodontic band33.3Low1.091.7High75.0HighHigh5.03.73
Debonding band bracket33.3Low1.0100.0High75.0HighHigh5.03.73
Removing ligature wire33.3Low1.091.7High75.0HighHigh5.03.73
Suture and stich out25.0Low1.0100.0High75.0HighHigh5.03.73
Dressing25.0Low1.0100.0High75.0HighHigh5.03.73
Orthodontic band shape adjustment33.3Low1.091.7High66.7HighHigh5.03.73
Retainer adjustment25.0Low1.0100.0High66.7HighHigh5.03.73
Removing cement after removing band/bracket25.0Low1.091.7High66.7HighHigh5.03.73
Final polishing of protheses41.7Middle3.0100.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Dental shade selection41.7Middle3.0100.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Physical therapy in head and neck41.7Middle3.091.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Heat pack therapy in head and neck41.7Middle3.091.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Exercise therapy50.0Middle3.091.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Measuring halitosis50.0Middle3.091.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Applying desensitizing agents50.0Middle3.0100.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Applying fluorides50.0Middle3.0100.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Oral muscle massage50.0Middle3.0100.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Oral microorganism test50.0Middle3.091.7High50.0MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Caries activity test50.0Middle3.091.7High50.0MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Dental hygiene care charting41.7Middle3.091.7High41.7MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Precautions for dental treatment58.3Middle3.075.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Medication counseling58.3Middle3.075.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Counseling for dental materials58.3Middle3.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Preparing for surgical dental treatment25.0Low1.066.7High66.7HighHigh5.03.73
Preparation for window opening25.0Low1.083.3High66.7HighHigh5.03.73
Topical anesthetics33.3Low1.083.3High66.7HighHigh5.03.73
Measuring and recording mobility50.0Middle3.091.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Measuring dental plaque50.0Middle3.091.7High50.0MiddleUpper-middle4.03.73
Medical and dental history taking33.3Low1.066.7High66.7HighHigh5.03.73
Making wire25.0Low1.075.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Delivering bracket25.0Low1.075.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Applying elastic25.0Low1.091.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Head and neck ultrasonography33.3Low1.091.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Laser equipment management33.3Low1.075.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Bite registration25.0Low1.075.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Dental impression taking: Alginate33.3Low1.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Dental impression taking: Rubber25.0Low1.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Dental impression taking: CEREC25.0Low1.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Making personal tray for final impression16.7Low1.075.0High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Mixing cement and bonding agent25.0Low1.066.7High50.0MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Making a study cast25.0Low1.075.0High50.0MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Making a master cast16.7Low1.066.7High50.0MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Making bleaching tray16.7Low1.075.0High50.0MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
X-ray film developing16.7Low1.066.7High41.7MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Placing periodontal pack25.0Low1.075.0High41.7MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Preparing extraction25.0Low1.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Preparing biopsy25.0Low1.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Preparing local anesthesia25.0Low1.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Infection control33.3Low1.058.3Middle66.7HighUpper-middle4.03.02
Taking vital signs33.3Low1.066.7High58.3MiddleUpper-middle4.03.02
Making orthodontic models25.0Low1.058.3Middle41.7MiddleMiddle3.02.32
Photo taking for orthodontics33.3Low1.050.0Middle41.7MiddleMiddle3.02.32
Preparing radiography16.7Low1.058.3Middle58.3MiddleMiddle3.02.32
Preparing mini-screw implantation16.7Low1.058.3Middle58.3MiddleMiddle3.02.32
Managing radiographs16.7Low1.058.3Middle41.7MiddleMiddle3.02.32
Preparing for dental treatment16.7Low1.050.0Middle41.7MiddleMiddle3.02.32
Preparing almalgam materials16.7Low1.058.3Middle41.7MiddleMiddle3.02.32
Managing prostheses25.0Low1.058.3Middle41.7MiddleMiddle3.02.32
Dental insurance claim16.7Low1.033.3Low25.0LowLow1.01.01
Maintenance and repair of facilities8.3Low1.033.3Low25.0LowLow1.01.01
Maintenance and repair of dental equipment8.3Low1.033.3Low25.0LowLow1.01.01
Dental goods management8.3Low1.033.3Low25.0LowLow1.01.01
Document management0.0Low1.033.3Low16.7LowLow1.01.01
Patient reception8.3Low1.016.7Low8.3LowLow1.01.01

Criteria 1: conformity rate to all three medical practice standards, Criteria 2: when the disease prevention and treatment concurrence rate or health hazard concordance rate was high, the two criteria were combined and the judgment value was given.

FC: formocresol, CP: camphorated phenol, BOP: bleeding on probing, CAL: clinical attachment level, CEREC: Sirona Dental GmbH, Salzburg, Austria.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2018;18:357-66 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2018.18.6.357
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