The role of dental hygienists, assistants, and office staff in CAMBRA

J Calif Dent Assoc. 2007 Nov;35(11):786-9, 792-3.


The role of the dental team in caries management by risk assessment is critical to successful patient outcomes. Positive patient interactions and communication, proper appointment scheduling, diagnostics and data gathering, as well as implementation of noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures can be the responsibility of all members of the dental team. This article will evaluate the role of the clinical and administrative staff in maintaining a practice with a focus on disease prevention and management..

MeSH terms

  • Appointments and Schedules
  • Communication
  • Dental Assistants*
  • Dental Caries / diagnosis
  • Dental Caries / prevention & control
  • Dental Caries / therapy*
  • Dental Caries Susceptibility
  • Dental Hygienists*
  • Dental Restoration, Permanent
  • Dental Staff*
  • Humans
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Professional Role*
  • Professional-Patient Relations
  • Risk Assessment