Journal of Dental Hygiene Science : eISSN 2233-7679

Table 1

Evaluation of Dental Hygienist Job Validity according to Medical Practice Standard

Dental hygienist job Criteria 1 Criteria 2 Final classification

Prevention & treatment Health hazard Scale Score




Agreement rate (%) Scale Score Response rate (%) Scale Response rate (%) Scale Score Level
FC, CP et al. change 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Permanent cementation 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Removing improperly prostheses 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Tooth separation 50.0 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 75.0 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Wire cutting 41.7 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 75.0 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Amalgam polishing 41.7 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Applying a rubber dam 41.7 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Placing a tofflemire matrix system 41.7 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Temporary sealing 41.7 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Removing temporary filling materia 41.7 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Testing pulp vitality 41.7 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Gingival retraction: cord packing 41.7 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Making a temporary crown 41.7 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Setting a temporary crown 41.7 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Temporary cementation 41.7 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Excess cementation removal 41.7 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Removing crown button 41.7 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Pit and fissure Sealants 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Precautions for surgical treatment 58.3 Middle 3.0 75.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Tooth whitening 58.3 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Intramuscular injection 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Management of dental emergencies 50.0 Middle 3.0 83.3 High 75.0 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Measuring and recording furcations 58.3 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 75.0 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Measuring and recording BOP 50.0 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Measuring and recording CAL 50.0 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Measuring and recording pocket depth 50.0 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Rubber cup polishing 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Professional mechanical tooth cleaning 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Scaling 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Root planing 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Applying local antimicrobial 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 4.3 4
Oral health care by subject
 Systemic disease 58.3 Middle 3.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
 Disability 58.3 Middle 3.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
 Pregnant 58.3 Middle 3.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
 Hypersensitivity 58.3 Middle 3.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
 Dry mouth 58.3 Middle 3.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
 Halitosis 58.3 Middle 3.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
 Child/adolescent 58.3 Middle 3.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
 Older adult 58.3 Middle 3.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
 Tobacco cessations 58.3 Middle 3.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
 Nutritional counseling 58.3 Middle 3.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
 Eating disorders 58.3 Middle 3.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Toothbrushing instruction 58.3 Middle 3.0 75.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Oral care products prescription and education 58.3 Middle 3.0 75.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Surgical dental treatment assist 33.3 Low 1.0 83.3 High 83.3 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Dental treatment suction assist 25.0 Low 1.0 66.7 High 66.7 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Drain change 33.3 Low 1.0 100.0 High 83.3 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Removing implant screw 33.3 Low 1.0 100.0 High 83.3 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Taking periapical radiography 33.3 Low 1.0 75.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Taking bitewing radiography 33.3 Low 1.0 75.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Taking occlusal projection 33.3 Low 1.0 75.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Taking panorama 33.3 Low 1.0 75.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Taking cephalometric radiography 33.3 Low 1.0 75.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Taking computed tomography 33.3 Low 1.0 75.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Radiographic interpretation 25.0 Low 1.0 83.3 High 66.7 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Bonding bracket 33.3 Low 1.0 91.7 High 75.0 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Mounting orthodontic band 33.3 Low 1.0 91.7 High 75.0 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Debonding band bracket 33.3 Low 1.0 100.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Removing ligature wire 33.3 Low 1.0 91.7 High 75.0 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Suture and stich out 25.0 Low 1.0 100.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Dressing 25.0 Low 1.0 100.0 High 75.0 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Orthodontic band shape adjustment 33.3 Low 1.0 91.7 High 66.7 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Retainer adjustment 25.0 Low 1.0 100.0 High 66.7 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Removing cement after removing band/bracket 25.0 Low 1.0 91.7 High 66.7 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Final polishing of protheses 41.7 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Dental shade selection 41.7 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Physical therapy in head and neck 41.7 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Heat pack therapy in head and neck 41.7 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Exercise therapy 50.0 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Measuring halitosis 50.0 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Applying desensitizing agents 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Applying fluorides 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Oral muscle massage 50.0 Middle 3.0 100.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Oral microorganism test 50.0 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 50.0 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Caries activity test 50.0 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 50.0 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Dental hygiene care charting 41.7 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 41.7 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Precautions for dental treatment 58.3 Middle 3.0 75.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Medication counseling 58.3 Middle 3.0 75.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Counseling for dental materials 58.3 Middle 3.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Preparing for surgical dental treatment 25.0 Low 1.0 66.7 High 66.7 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Preparation for window opening 25.0 Low 1.0 83.3 High 66.7 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Topical anesthetics 33.3 Low 1.0 83.3 High 66.7 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Measuring and recording mobility 50.0 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Measuring dental plaque 50.0 Middle 3.0 91.7 High 50.0 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.7 3
Medical and dental history taking 33.3 Low 1.0 66.7 High 66.7 High High 5.0 3.7 3
Making wire 25.0 Low 1.0 75.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Delivering bracket 25.0 Low 1.0 75.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Applying elastic 25.0 Low 1.0 91.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Head and neck ultrasonography 33.3 Low 1.0 91.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Laser equipment management 33.3 Low 1.0 75.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Bite registration 25.0 Low 1.0 75.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Dental impression taking: Alginate 33.3 Low 1.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Dental impression taking: Rubber 25.0 Low 1.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Dental impression taking: CEREC 25.0 Low 1.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Making personal tray for final impression 16.7 Low 1.0 75.0 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Mixing cement and bonding agent 25.0 Low 1.0 66.7 High 50.0 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Making a study cast 25.0 Low 1.0 75.0 High 50.0 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Making a master cast 16.7 Low 1.0 66.7 High 50.0 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Making bleaching tray 16.7 Low 1.0 75.0 High 50.0 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
X-ray film developing 16.7 Low 1.0 66.7 High 41.7 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Placing periodontal pack 25.0 Low 1.0 75.0 High 41.7 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Preparing extraction 25.0 Low 1.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Preparing biopsy 25.0 Low 1.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Preparing local anesthesia 25.0 Low 1.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Infection control 33.3 Low 1.0 58.3 Middle 66.7 High Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Taking vital signs 33.3 Low 1.0 66.7 High 58.3 Middle Upper-middle 4.0 3.0 2
Making orthodontic models 25.0 Low 1.0 58.3 Middle 41.7 Middle Middle 3.0 2.3 2
Photo taking for orthodontics 33.3 Low 1.0 50.0 Middle 41.7 Middle Middle 3.0 2.3 2
Preparing radiography 16.7 Low 1.0 58.3 Middle 58.3 Middle Middle 3.0 2.3 2
Preparing mini-screw implantation 16.7 Low 1.0 58.3 Middle 58.3 Middle Middle 3.0 2.3 2
Managing radiographs 16.7 Low 1.0 58.3 Middle 41.7 Middle Middle 3.0 2.3 2
Preparing for dental treatment 16.7 Low 1.0 50.0 Middle 41.7 Middle Middle 3.0 2.3 2
Preparing almalgam materials 16.7 Low 1.0 58.3 Middle 41.7 Middle Middle 3.0 2.3 2
Managing prostheses 25.0 Low 1.0 58.3 Middle 41.7 Middle Middle 3.0 2.3 2
Dental insurance claim 16.7 Low 1.0 33.3 Low 25.0 Low Low 1.0 1.0 1
Maintenance and repair of facilities 8.3 Low 1.0 33.3 Low 25.0 Low Low 1.0 1.0 1
Maintenance and repair of dental equipment 8.3 Low 1.0 33.3 Low 25.0 Low Low 1.0 1.0 1
Dental goods management 8.3 Low 1.0 33.3 Low 25.0 Low Low 1.0 1.0 1
Document management 0.0 Low 1.0 33.3 Low 16.7 Low Low 1.0 1.0 1
Patient reception 8.3 Low 1.0 16.7 Low 8.3 Low Low 1.0 1.0 1

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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