Oral Health Therapists in Singapore – What Do They Actually Do? What Do They Aspire to Do?

Oral Health Therapists are a relatively new addition to the healthcare workforce in Singapore. Their scope of practice is currently limited by the Dental Act to 12 procedures. What procedures are Singapore’s OHTs actually performing? How well does their training align with the needs of patients? Is there a demand among OHTs to expand their scope of work? Is there a need from a public health perspective to re-orientate the training and work scope of OHTs to meet the needs of changing population demographics in Singapore? A survey was conducted to answer these questions.

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