Kristina L Wanyonyi

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BACKGROUND Research suggests that health professionals who have trained together have a better understanding of one another's scope of practice and are thus equipped for teamwork during their professional careers. Dental hygiene-therapists (DHTs) are mid-level providers that can deliver routine care working alongside dentists. This study examines patterns(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate changes in the patient population and treatment case-mix within an expanded primary care dental training facility in Southern England. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of patient management system data. METHOD Electronic data for patients with a closed/completed treatment plan in the 12-month period prior to, and(More)
Aim:Patients receiving primary dental care may occasionally require conscious sedation as an adjunct to care. It is one of a range of options to support anxious patients or those undergoing difficult procedures. The aim of this study was to examine patterns of conscious sedation within primary dental care in relation to patient demography, deprivation(More)
BACKGROUND In primary care dentistry, strategies to reconfigure the traditional boundaries of various dental professional groups by task sharing and role substitution have been encouraged in order to meet changing oral health needs. AIM The aim of this research was to investigate the potential for skill mix use in primary dental care in England based on(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined individual and contextual factors which predict the dental care received by patients in a state-funded primary dental care training facility in England. METHODS Routine clinical and demographic data were extracted from a live dental patient management system in a state-funded facility using novel methods. The data, spanning a(More)
To evaluate patients’ views on health service initiatives established to improve uptake of NHS primary dental care amongst adult patients in a socially deprived area, comparing practices with extended and regular contract capacity. Service evaluation and cross-sectional survey. Questionnaire survey of patients attending a random sample of dental practices(More)
BACKGROUND Orofacial clefts (OFCs) are common birth defects that may impose a large burden on the health and psychosocioeconomic well-being of affected individuals and families. This study aims to identify qualitative factors that affect the quality of life (QOL) of family caregivers of children with OFCs. METHODS A mixed-method study in which family(More)
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