hospital dental staff


Summary: Dental personnel practicing in hospitals.

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  1. Millett D, Gordon P. The performance of first molar orthodontic bands cemented with glass ionomer cement--a retrospective analysis. Br J Orthod. 1992;19:215-20 pubmed
    ..Performance of bands cemented to first permanent molars varied according to the operator, age of the patient and treatment mechanics, but not according to the sex of the patient or quadrant in which the band was fitted. ..
  2. Spink M. A crisis perspective in balance. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008;66:1777-8 pubmed publisher
  3. Manz M, Weyant R, Adelson R, Sverha S, Durnan J, Geboy M. Impact of HIV on VA dental services: report of a survey. J Public Health Dent. 1994;54:197-204 pubmed
    ..While efforts to further reduce the risk of infection and improve care should continue, future efforts also should be directed toward reducing the anxiety of VA dental personnel in the treatment of infectious patients. ..
  4. Absi E, Satterthwaite J, Shepherd J, Thomas D. The appropriateness of referral of medically compromised dental patients to hospital. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1997;35:133-6 pubmed
    ..These data suggest that many patients referred for dental hospital treatment because of underlying medical condition are not in fact medically-compromised and may be treated in the primary care setting. ..
  5. Sener O, Taskapan O, Ozanguc N. Latex allergy among operating room personnel in Turkey. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2000;10:30-5 pubmed
  6. Humphris G, Lilley J, Kaney S, Broomfield D. Burnout and stress-related factors among junior staff of three dental hospital specialties. Br Dent J. 1997;183:15-21 pubmed
    ..Although short-term stressors among hospital dental staff were not different between occupational groups, some important longer term effects were identified.
  7. Herpy A, Goupil M. A monitoring and evaluation study of third molar surgery complications at a major medical center. Mil Med. 1991;156:10-2 pubmed
    ..It also confirmed that the experience of the surgeon, patient age, and gender influence complication rates. ..
  8. Fagade O, Oginni F. Intra-operative pain perception in tooth extraction--possible causes. Int Dent J. 2005;55:242-6 pubmed
    ..While patient's occupational group and duration of surgery could contribute to patient's intraoperative pain perception despite the administration of local anaesthesia. ..
  9. Onyeaso C, Arowojulo M, Obiechina A, Fasola A, Olumide E. A survey of the medical and dental consultants' management skills in University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. Niger Postgrad Med J. 2003;10:224-7 pubmed
    ..835 (Knowledge). Suggestions on possible way forward were made. It was concluded that improving the knowledge of the doctors while in training on management/administrative skills will positively affect their performance abilities. ..

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  1. Majumdar A, Kennedy D, Crean S, Motley R, Davies S, Colver G. Re: Training programmes. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2002;40:457-8 pubmed
  2. Ricketts D, Scott B, Ali A, Chadwick R, Murray C, Radford J, et al. Peer review amongst restorative specialists on the quality of their communication with referring dental practitioners. Br Dent J. 2003;195:389-93; discussion 383 pubmed
    ..There may be scope for continuing this study in relation to peer review by other groups of professionals, in particular practitioners in primary dental care. ..
  3. Kalsi H, Wang Y, Bavisha K, Bartlett D. An audit to assess the quality and efficiency of complete and partial dentures delivered by junior hospital staff. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2010;18:8-12 pubmed
    ..These improvements were directly related to improved supervision by senior staff. ..
  4. Steadman L, Quine L, Jack K, Felix D, Waumsley J. Experience of workplace bullying behaviours in postgraduate hospital dentists: questionnaire survey. Br Dent J. 2009;207:379-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Rates of bullying and experience of bullying behaviours among postgraduate hospital dentists were consistent with those reported in other NHS settings. ..
  5. Sittampalam G. Anaesthetists and the standard of preoperative assessment by dentally-qualified hospital staff. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007;45:150-3 pubmed
    ..We concluded that most of the consultant anaesthetists who replied to our questionnaire were satisfied with the standard of preoperative assessment by maxillofacial SHOs. ..
  6. Ellis P, Ellis S, O Brien K, Joshi R. So you want to be a specialist registrar?--What to put in your CV. Br Dent J. 2002;192:133-6 pubmed
    ..The guidelines presented could also be used as a framework for medical personnel departments if structured application forms eventually replace the CV. ..
  7. Allen P. Medical and dental staffing prospects in the NHS in England and Wales 1992. Health Trends. 1993;25:118-26 pubmed
    ..This article summarises the most recent figures available, and comparison with previous articles in this series may help to identify employment trends. ..
  8. Maciver C, Chiu G. Preparing for a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery: a survey of dentists at medical schools. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2005;43:516-9 pubmed
    ..Seventy-four students replied. The most common time from graduating from dental school to returning to medical school was 36 months. Of the 74 respondents 50 (68%) wrote that they intended to return to oral and maxillofacial surgery. ..
  9. Lueveswanij S, Nittayananta W, Robison V. Changing knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Thai oral health personnel with regard to AIDS: an evaluation of an educational intervention. Community Dent Health. 2000;17:165-71 pubmed
    ..The intervention was both effective and appropriate and should be considered for national use. ..
  10. Flower A. Cause for concern. Br Dent J. 2005;199:755 pubmed
  11. Chadwick S. Current products and practices: curriculum development in orthodontic specialist registrar training: can orthodontics achieve constructive alignment?. J Orthod. 2004;31:267-74 pubmed
    ..In Orthodontic Specialist Registrar training, whether constructive alignment can be achieved depends on the relationship between these aspects of the education process and the various bodies responsible for their delivery in the UK. ..
  12. Bennett J, Bennett E, Lowry J, Derry J. Defining the educational needs of recent dental graduates preparing for the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery examination. Br Dent J. 2005;Suppl:21-5 pubmed
    ..Recent graduates preparing for MFDS have clear educational needs. These data have begun to characterise the requirements of this group and may inform the planning of short revision courses designed to assist them. ..
  13. Makdissi J. Interpretation of dental and maxillofacial radiographs: a comparative study using an X-ray viewing box and window. J Ir Dent Assoc. 2002;48:123-4 pubmed
    ..Important radiographic abnormalities went undetected when the light box was not used. Awareness should be raised among hospital staff with regard to the importance of using light viewing boxes for the interpretation of radiographs. ..
  14. O Brien K, Weyant R. Process analysis of treatment provided by the hospital orthodontic service. Br J Orthod. 1993;20:131-4 pubmed
    ..It appeared that the number of attendances was influenced by the pretreatment malocclusion severity, the type of treatment, the experience of the operator and the department from which the treatment was delivered. ..
  15. Foley J. A comparison of knowledge of local analgesia, pulp therapy and restoration of primary molar teeth amongst dental students, dentists and dental therapists within a dental hospital setting. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent. 2007;8:113-7 pubmed
    ..Deficiencies in knowledge were identified in all areas assessed. Courses should be designed at both the pre- and postgraduate level to address and avoid such gaps in knowledge. ..
  16. Ogle O. Credentialing. Dent Clin North Am. 2008;52:469-81, vii pubmed publisher
    ..This article familiarizes the reader with the credentialing process and the documentation that is needed to be credentialed by certain organizations. ..
  17. Pilgård G, Rosenquist J, Soderfeldt B. Quality managements and work environment in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Sweden. Swed Dent J. 2006;30:117-22 pubmed
    ..There was no such difference concerning the importance of quality work. Dental nurses thought that the quality was more important for the working situation concerning the physical environment than did the maxillo-facial surgeons. ..
  18. Psoter W, Herman N, More F, Park P, Robbins M, Rekow E, et al. Proposed educational objectives for hospital-based dentists during catastrophic events and disaster response. J Dent Educ. 2006;70:835-43 pubmed
    ..The proposed educational objectives are designed to stimulate discussion and debate among dental, medical, and public health professionals about the roles of dentists in meeting hospital surge manpower needs. ..
  19. Holan G, Shmueli Y. Knowledge of physicians in hospital emergency rooms in Israel on their role in cases of avulsion of permanent incisors. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2003;13:13-9 pubmed
    ..One possible way to achieve this goal is through education during and after training and introduction of a formal protocol for treatment of avulsed permanent teeth and other dental injuries. ..
  20. Stark P, Mitchell D. Bridging the gap--vocational trainee to senior house officer: a new induction course. Br Dent J. 2003;194:167-71 pubmed
    ..It was possible to design and deliver an appropriate induction course, which appeared to meet most of the needs of new dental SHOs. Feedback indicated the need for modification of some aspects of the course. ..
  21. Chapman H, Nickson G, Curran A. Teaching of the assessment of head and brain injury in UK dental schools--The Headway Survey. Br Dent J. 2005;Suppl:15-9 pubmed
  22. Girdler N. Professional qualifications of the membership of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1992;30:326-30 pubmed
    ..7% of Fellows held a post-graduate dental fellowship. These results are discussed in relation to current recommendations for clinical and academic training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in the UK. ..
  23. Morelatto R, Herrera M, Fernández E, Corball A, López de Blanc S. Diagnostic delay of oral squamous cell carcinoma in two diagnosis centers in Córdoba Argentina. J Oral Pathol Med. 2007;36:405-8 pubmed
    ..Intensive public promotion and educational campaigns against OC are also needed to increase patient awareness. ..
  24. Gallagher J, Bates T, Kalsi H, Shah A, Wang Y, Newton J. What is the role of senior house officer or dental foundation year two posts in professional careers? Exploring the motivations for, and perceived benefits of, undertaking SHO posts in two London hospitals. Prim Dent Care. 2010;17:115-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Possible influences are discussed. This paper highlights the perceived benefits of junior training posts at a time of significant transition within the profession. ..
  25. Avery C, Cariappa P, Ameerally P, Sundaram K. 'The interpreter' in the maxillofacial outpatient clinic. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008;46:148-9 pubmed
    ..The majority could speak English to some degree. Thirty-one (7%) patients required an interpreter. This was most frequently a family member (70%) or multilingual clinician (27%). The latter are a valuable resource in the health service. ..
  26. Nordenram G, Wiklund K. Counselling and communication in hospital dentistry. Swed Dent J. 2000;24:139-44 pubmed
    ..Apart from the clear humanitarian need for counselling there is a good economic argument. Effective staff support is not a luxury, nor is it a waste of time. Adequate time for counselling must be provided, simply. ..
  27. Ogawa T, Taguchi N, Sasahara H. Assessing communication skills for medical interviews in a postgraduate clinical training course at Hiroshima University Dental Hospital. Eur J Dent Educ. 2003;7:60-5 pubmed
    ..However, the results of resident self-assessments reveal that OSCE should be performed at least twice in order for residents to acquire the necessary communication skills for medical interviews. ..
  28. O Brien K, Shaw W, Roberts C. The use of occlusal indices in assessing the provision of orthodontic treatment by the hospital orthodontic service of England and Wales. Br J Orthod. 1993;20:25-35 pubmed
    ..The effectiveness of treatment provision was influenced by the grade of operator, the choice of treatment methods and by the departmental attitudes and aspirations. ..
  29. Allen P. Medical and dental staffing prospects in the NHS in England and Wales 1991. Health Trends. 1993;25:4-12 pubmed
    ..All the information presented here is retrospective. Comparing this with the previous annual articles in this series may help you to assess the likely future prospects in your particular specialty. ..
  30. Fleming D. Health care utilization in the British National Health Service. Health Care Manag. 1995;2:161-73 pubmed
    ..The author examines morbidity surveys, consultation patterns, and referrals to secondary care and examines the ethical dilemma of basing services on costs. ..
  31. Devlin M, McCaul J, Currie W. Trainees' perceptions of UK maxillofacial training. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2002;40:424-8 pubmed
    ..Information was gathered on age of trainees, entitlement to annual and study leave, certification for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and office and research facilities. ..
  32. McLeod N, Bater M, Brennan P. Management of patients at risk of osteoradionecrosis: results of survey of dentists and oral & maxillofacial surgery units in the United Kingdom, and suggestions for best practice. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010;48:301-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Recommendations include the use of preoperative mouthwash and prophylactic antibiotics. Operations should be atraumatic and should be done by experienced clinicians. ..
  33. Röing M, Hirsch J, Holmstrom I. Ways of understanding the encounter with head and neck cancer patients in the hospital dental team--a phenomenographic study. Support Care Cancer. 2006;14:1046-54 pubmed
    ..This has implications for the treatment of patients with head and neck cancer, as well as education of dental personnel. ..
  34. Niamtu J. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2005;100:398 pubmed
  35. Carneiro L. Specifications provided by practitioners for fabrication of removable acrylic prostheses in Tanzania. J Oral Rehabil. 2006;33:660-5 pubmed
    ..Work undertaken by technicians should be accompanied by a detailed written prescription, completion of work authorization be included in the curriculum and Dental Laboratory Vouchers in use be evaluated. ..
  36. Cleveland J, Kent J, Gooch B, Valway S, Marianos D, Butler W, et al. Multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an HIV dental clinic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1995;16:7-11 pubmed
    ..TB surveillance programs for DWs and appropriate infection control strategies, including worker education, are needed to monitor and minimize exposure to TB in dental settings providing care to patients at risk for TB. ..
  37. Meyer R. "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose". J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007;65:2389 pubmed
  38. Foley J. Paediatric minor oral surgical procedures under inhalation sedation and general anaesthetic: a comparison of variety and duration of treatment. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent. 2008;9:46-50 pubmed
    ..The median treatment time for most procedures undertaken with either general anaesthetic or nitrous oxide sedation was 30 minutes. ..
  39. Lettau L, Blackhurst D, Steed C. Human immunodeficiency virus testing experience and hepatitis B vaccination and testing status of healthcare workers in South Carolina: implications for compliance with US Public Health Service guidelines. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1992;13:336-42 pubmed
  40. Marciani R, Smith T, Heaton L. Applicants' opinions about the selection process for oral and maxillofacial surgery programs. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003;61:608-14 pubmed
    ..Residencies that convey a friendly atmosphere, favorable interpersonal skills of enrolled residents, and appealing personalities of the faculty were more attractive to candidates. ..
  41. Ajayi Y, Ajayi E. Prevalence of ocular injury and the use of protective eye wear among the dental personnel in a teaching hospital. Nig Q J Hosp Med. 2008;18:83-6 pubmed
    ..The use of protective eye wear should be emphasized for all dental personnel and patients to prevent the occurrence of ocular injuries in the clinic and laboratory. ..
  42. Stimpson P, Collard B, Baldwin D, Fowler A. How we do it: training in airway management for a head and neck unit. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008;46:502-4 pubmed publisher
    ..We describe a local training programme, an airway equipment trolley, and a protocol for recognition, stabilisation, and management, in case of an airway emergency. ..
  43. Pilgård G, Soderfeldt B, Hjalmers K, Rosenquist J. Work environment factors affecting quality work in Swedish oral and maxillofacial surgery. Swed Dent J. 2008;32:149-55 pubmed
    ..Profession, gender, clinic size, and the hard demands were significantly associated with knowledge of the quality management system used. ..
  44. Lamey P, Samaranayake L, Glass G. Communication between a specialist dental hospital department and referring general dental practitioners: an attempt at clinical audit. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 1987;15:277-8 pubmed
    ..This data, together with other findings of the survey, is being actively employed to improve communication between the Oral Medicine Unit and GDPs in the West of Scotland. ..
  45. Storrs T. Attitudes of consultants to drinking alcohol on call. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004;42:18-20 pubmed
    ..Some of the answers raise issues which cause concern. It may be appropriate to consider a similar questionnaire to a wider professional group. ..
  46. Jullien J, Downer M, Speight P, Zakrzewska J. Evaluation of health care workers' accuracy in recognising oral cancer and pre-cancer. Int Dent J. 1996;46:334-9 pubmed
    ..7 times better than for a junior hospital dentist. The slide show enables a comparison of health care workers to be made and may be useful for the evaluation, training and calibration of examiners for an oral cancer screening programme. ..
  47. Henderson K, Matthews I. Environmental monitoring of nitrous oxide during dental anaesthesia. Br Dent J. 2000;188:617-9 pubmed
  48. Paul T. Self-reported needlestick injuries in dental health care workers at Armed Forces Hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Mil Med. 2000;165:208-10 pubmed
    ..The high frequency of these injuries could be reduced by simple interventions. ..
  49. Cleveland J, Barker L, Cuny E, Panlilio A. Preventing percutaneous injuries among dental health care personnel. J Am Dent Assoc. 2007;138:169-78; quiz 247-8 pubmed
  50. Batchelor P, Watt R, Plamping D. The NHS reform programme: implications for dental public health and the community dental services. Community Dent Health. 1995;12:171-4 pubmed
  51. Cook P. The Senior Registar Orthodontic Group. Br J Orthod. 1989;16:289-90 pubmed
    ..The Senior Registar Orthodontic Group has an important role to play in that education. ..
  52. Cameron M, Visavadia B, Heliotis M, Shelley M, Cascarini L, Kumar M, et al. OMFS training revisited. Br Dent J. 2006;200:361-2; author reply 361-2 pubmed
  53. Handelman S, Black P, Desjardins P, Gatlin L, Simmons L. Removal of impacted third molars by oral/maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry residents. Spec Care Dentist. 1993;13:122-6 pubmed
    ..Multiple regression analysis revealed that this difference was due to the number of teeth extracted and the complexity of the surgical procedure, independent of type of provider. ..