Dhat


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A condition described in India which is characterised by anxiety, weakness, exhaustion, and hypochondriasis that may accompany discharge of semen or a whitish discolouration of urine
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Further, the Evaluation highlights the pervasive challenge of utilization that has not been solved by the Alaskan DHAT program:
The problem of broken appointments is not specific to the DHAT program; it is a system-wide issue and has multiple causes.
Second, the Evaluation is not intended as a comparative study of the quality of services provided by DHATs versus those provided by dentists.
While the AGD applauds the five DHATs for providing some care to an area of atypically dire need, the Evaluation did not find the answers to questions of quality of care or utilization of care.
More importantly, the restorative scope of practice for DHATs on page 16 is lacking information.
org Stage of Development ADHP educational DHAT practice began in competencies were Alaska in 2004.
While neither the ADT nor the ADHP is currently licensed (currently, no state has established the ADHP provider), the experience and evaluation of the DHAT model strongly suggest that these emerging providers will add new members to the oral health care team and provide an additional point of entry into the oral health care system for those who are underserved by the current system.
No legislative/regulatory activity is pending to bring the DHAT to the lower 48 states and Hawaii to practice.
DHATs can work only in rural Alaskan villages: places where, Stolberg said, "they might have a dentist helicoptered in once a year for a day.
Changes that limit the DHAT scope of practice would rule out extractions and pulpotomies on non-deciduous teeth without consulting with a licensed dentist who declares that the situation is emergent.
Education for the DHATs currently serving in Alaska has been conducted at the University of Otago, New Zealand, in an internationally recognized and regionally accredited school of dentistry with 85 years of experience in developing and implementing this highly successful practice model.
In 2006, the Alaska Dental society, along with ADA, filed suit against the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the State of Alaska, and eight dental health aide therapists on the grounds that the DHATs were illegally performing "unlicensed" dental procedures.