3rd Issue, March 2018 - A cross-sectional study of approved scope of practice, everyday work practices and future aspirations of oral health therapists in Singapore


Oral health therapists (OHTs) function as members of a multidisciplinary team to deliver oral healthcare. In
Singapore, there are three categories of OHTs, namely Dental Hygienists (DH), Dental Therapists (DT) and dual-qualified Dental Hygienist/Dental Therapists (DH/DT). Each category of OHT is restricted to a work scope, defined by the Singapore Dental Council (SDC). There was no existing literature on what OHTs in Singapore actually do, their level of job satisfaction, or their aspirations for their profession.