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The history of dental nursing

Reed, Debbie (2021) The history of dental nursing. British Dental Journal Teams, 8 (21). pp. 48-51. ISSN 2054-7617. (doi:10.1038/ s41407-021-0782-x.) (KAR id:92015)

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The period of the early 1920s was critical to the professionalisation of the role of the dentist, including regulating those permitted to carry out dental treatment. As a consequence of that, the role of the dental nurse became a contested area. Whilst County Medical Officers wished to continue to employ dental nurses, it was others - those seeking to secure regulated practice for registered dentists only - who presented objection.

The article explores the origin of dental nursing and charts it’s history.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1038/ s41407-021-0782-x.
Uncontrolled keywords: Dental Nurse, history
Subjects: A General Works
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Debbie Reed
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2021 18:15 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2022 13:07 UTC
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