Dental Hygiene and Professionalism
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This paper examines how dental hygiene is a field of study and practice that, in contrast to dentistry, is sometimes referred to as a para-profession in that it is regarded as not having all the attributes of a profession. While dental hygienists and commentators writing on the discipline dispute this perception, they nonetheless argue that the field of dental hygiene must address a number of issues in order to shift its popular image - as well as its mandate under the law - as a full and autonomous profession. This paper examines these issues, with a particular emphasis on an Ontario perspective, in order to explain both the current situation and the steps that must be taken for dental hygiene to progress as a profession into the future.
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