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Table 4 DENTASSim scenario 2 “Minimal Direct Access” clinical hours by % of examinations undertaken by dental therapists

From: Alternative scenarios: harnessing mid-level providers and evidence-based practice in primary dental care in England through operational research

% of examinations undertaken by dental therapists Proportion of clinical time by dentists for all clinical hours (%) Dentists total clinical hours Proportion of clinical time by dental therapists for all clinical hours (%) Dental therapists total clinical hours
0 70.5 13,610,437 29.5 5,683,801
10 67.6 13,042,313 32.4 6,251,925
20 64.7 12,474,190 35.3 6,820,048
30 61.7 11,906,067 38.3 7,388,171
40 58.8 11,337,944 41.2 7,956,294
50 55.8 10,769,821 44.2 8,524,418
60 52.9 10,201,697 47.1 9,092,541
70 49.9 9,633,574 50.1 9,660,664
80 47.0 9,065,451 53.0 10,228,787
90 44.0 8,497,328 56.0 10,796,910
100 41.1 7,929,205 58.9 11,365,034
  1. Age-specific clinical time in hours for dental therapists are in bold, and the regular font represents dentists’ clinical hours.