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Table 3

Frequency of Appearance of Literature on Each Task of Dental Hygienists




Number Task Appearance rate (%)

Total Clinical dental hygienists Public dental hygienists
1 Fluoride application 67.2 61.5 100
2 Intraoral radiography and panorama taking 65.4 71.8 28.6
3 Scaling 65.4 74.4 14.3
4 Sealant 60.7 53.8 100
5 Patient management and counseling 56.7 64.1 14.3
6 Tooth-brushing education 52.2 51.3 57.1
7 Impression taking (alginate) 50.1 56.4 14.3
8 Temporary crowns making 47.9 53.8 14.3
9 Setting of temporary crowns 47.9 53.8 14.3
10 Temporary filling 45.8 51.3 14.3
11 Diet education 43.5 43.6 42.9
12 Impressions taking (precision) 41.4 46.2 14.3
13 Health insurance claim 41.4 46.2 14.3
14 Oral health education 39.0 33.3 71.4
15 Prevention of infection in the dental clinic 37.1 43.6 0
16 Equipment and material management 37.1 43.6 0
17 Tooth prophylaxis 37.0 38.5 28.6
18 Removal of excess cement 37.0 41.0 14.3
19 Materials/document management 34.9 38.5 14.3
20 Treatment assistance 34.8 35.9 28.6
21 Taking the medical history 32.8 38.5 0
22 Gingival cord packing 32.8 38.5 0
23 Surgery preparation (extraction and implants, oral and maxillofacial minor surgery) 32.8 38.5 0
24 Preparation of medical equipment 32.7 35.9 14.3
25 Teeth whitening 32.7 35.9 14.3
26 Application of rubber dam 32.7 35.9 14.3
27 Education to use oral health products 32.5 28.2 57.1
28 Vital sign check 30.6 35.9 0
29 Application of the matrix band 30.6 35.9 0
30 Orthodontic wire ligation 30.6 35.9 0
31 Model making 30.5 33.3 14.3
32 Radiographic management 28.3 30.8 14.3
33 Manegement and disinfection of instruments 28.3 30.8 14.3
34 Manpower training and management 28.3 33.0 0
35 Oral examination 28.2 23.1 57.1
36 Root planing 26.2 30.8 0
37 Probing periodontal pocket 26.2 30.8 0
38 Application of orthodontic Elastics 26.2 30.8 0
39 Fabrication of tooth whitening tray 24.0 28.2 0
40 Instrument polishing 24.0 28.2 0
41 Cement mixing 24.0 28.2 0
42 Restorative material mixing 24.0 28.2 0
43 Individual tray making 24.0 28.2 0
44 Medical waste management 24.0 28.2 0
45 Oral hygiene treatment plan 23.9 25.6 14.3
46 Emergency treatment in the dental clinic 21.8 23.1 14.3
47 Intramuscular injection 21.8 25.6 0
48 Periodical oral health care 21.8 23.1 14.3
49 Cavity filling 21.8 23.1 14.3
50 Bite registration 21.8 25.6 0
51 Assistance of extraction, implants, and oral and maxillofacial minor surgery 21.8 25.6 0
52 Precautions delivery before and after surgery 21.8 25.6 0
53 Receiving dental expenses 21.8 25.6 0
54 Arrangement of equipment 21.8 25.6 0
55 Topical anesthesia 19.7 23.1 0
56 Preparation for local anesthesia 19.7 23.1 0
57 Sensitive tooth treatment 19.7 23.1 0
58 Care of sedated patients 19.7 23.1 0
59 Seperating 19.7 23.1 0
60 Reception of target person 19.6 20.5 14.3
61 Medical record management 19.6 20.5 14.3
62 Oral microbial test 19.5 15.4 42.9
63 Bad breath measurement 19.5 17.9 28.6
64 Dental caries activity test 19.5 17.9 28.6
65 Taking cephalometric radiography 17.4 20.5 0
66 Usage of intraoral camera 17.4 17.9 14.3
67 Education of stretching head and neck muscles for TMD patients 17.4 20.5 0
68 Intraoral and extraoral inspection 17.4 20.5 0
69 Removal of Implant prosthetic screw 17.4 20.5 0
70 Bonding of orthodontic bracket 17.4 20.5 0
71 Disinfection of the surgery area 17.4 20.5 0
72 Education of orthodontic devices usage 17.4 20.5 0
73 Dental plaque index measurement 15.2 15.4 14.3
74 Professional dental plaque management 15.2 12.8 28.6
75 Deciduous teeth extraction 15.2 12.8 28.6
76 Removal of fixed orthodontic device 15.2 17.9 0
77 Precaution education after treatment 15.2 17.9 0
78 Taking facial photograph 13.1 15.4 0
79 Infiltration anesthesia 13.1 15.4 0
80 Attachment/removal of periodontal pak 13.1 15.4 0
81 Electric test of pulp vitality 13.1 15.4 0
82 Education for dental disease prevention 13.0 12.8 14.3
83 Making oral health education materials 12.9 7.7 42.9
84 Suction 10.9 12.8 0
85 Preparing for mini screw placement 10.9 12.8 0
86 Stich-out 10.9 12.8 0
87 Smoking cessation guidance 10.9 12.8 0
88 Public elderly oral health program 10.7 2.6 57.1
89 School fluoride mouth-rinsing program 10.6 0 71.4
90 Public oral health program evaluation 10.6 0 71.4
91 Computed tomography taking 8.8 10.3 0
92 Guide to unit chair 8.8 10.3 0
93 Oral hygiene management record 8.8 10.3 0
94 Use of light curing unit 8.8 10.3 0
95 Tooth shade selection 8.8 10.3 0
96 Dressing after removing healing abutment 8.8 10.3 0
97 Final polishing after occlusal adjustment 8.8 10.3 0
98 Radiograph reading 8.8 7.7 14.3
99 SP crown mounting 8.8 10.3 0
100 Public oral health program for the disabled 8.6 2.6 42.9
101 Water fluoridation 8.5 0 57.1
102 School water fluoridation 8.5 0 57.1
103 School oral health program 8.5 0 57.1
104 Other roles related to oral health care 6.6 7.7 0
105 Management the record and works related to dental technician 6.6 7.7 0
106 Administrative management 6.5 5.1 14.3
107 Public oral health promotion program 6.5 2.6 28.6
108 Establishment of community oral health plan 6.4 0 42.9
109 Survey of community oral health program 6.4 0 42.9
110 Public oral health program for the infants 6.4 0 42.9
111 Removal of exogenous pigmentation 4.3 5.1 0
112 Conservatory treatment 4.3 5.1 0
113 Application of liner 4.3 5.1 0
114 Block out with wax to the interdental area 4.3 5.1 0
115 Impression coping connection 4.3 5.1 0
116 Biopsy preparation 4.3 5.1 0
117 Public sealant program 4.3 0 28.6
118 Public oral health program for the pregnant women 4.3 0 28.6
119 Handling laser equipment 2.2 2.6 0
120 Ultrasound/ physical treatment and hot pack for TMD patients 2.2 2.6 0
121 Apply adhesive inside the tray 2.2 2.6 0
122 Interdental cleaning 2.2 2.6 0
123 Sedation anesthesia (N2O gas) management 2.2 2.6 0
124 Inlay setting 2.2 2.6 0
125 Public oral health center installation 2.1 0 14.3
126 Administrative work for public oral health program 2.1 0 14.3
127 Oral health statistics 2.1 0 14.3
128 Survey for community oral health 2.1 0 14.3
129 Evaluation of community oral health program 2.1 0 14.3
130 Public oral health program using vehicles with dental unit-chair 2.1 0 14.3
131 Customized oral health program with visiting 2.1 0 14.3
132 School tooth-brushing program 2.1 0 14.3
133 Public oral health program connected with other health programs 2.1 0 14.3
134 Public oral disease prevention program 2.1 0 14.3
135 Other medical treatment program 2.1 0 14.3
136 Other administrative civil affairs 2.1 0 14.3

TMD: temporomandibular joint dysfunction, SP: stainless steel primary.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2020;20:187-99 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2020.20.4.187
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