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
- Analysis of existing situation
- 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.
Writing :- notes made from mastering bds and Soben Peter books