Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
VASCONCELLOS, Maria do Carmo Costa. The role of the dental assistant on dental service teams. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1980, vol.14, n.1, pp.123-136. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101980000100010.
Analysis of public health dental needs and resources show the need of auxiliary personnel, dental assistants, to raise the productivity level of dental teams in dental operations. This assistant will, of course, work under a dentist's supervision.
Keywords : Dentistry manpower; Dental assistants; Public health dentistry.