Dental Manpower :-

It is defined as individual with kind of knowledge , skills and attitude needed to achieve predetermined health, targets and ultimately health status objectives.

It requires continuous monitoring and evaluation.

WHO has suggested following framework in formulating planes

  1. Analysis of existing situation
  2. Policy formulation

Current status :-

  • India consist of 298 dental institutions which produces 25,000 to 30,000 BDS graduates every year.
  • In year 2004 dentist to population ratio in India was 1:30,000
  • Due to geographic imbalance between dental colleges the ratio is disturbed in rural and urban areas.
  • In urban areas dentist population ratio is 1:10,000 and in rural areas it is 1:2.5 lakhs.
  • In 1990 registered hygienist were 3000 while registered lab technicians were 5000 in India.
  • As per registration one can make one hygienist serve to 7 dentist and 1 lab technician provide services to 4 dentist while ideal ratio is 1:1.

Reference :-

Writing :- notes made from mastering bds and Soben Peter books

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