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CONTENTS Section

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Executive Summary .............................................................................................................ES-1 1

Introduction ................................................................................................................... 1-1 1.1

Issues Addressed by this Evaluation .................................................................... 1-2

1.2

Goals of this Evaluation ....................................................................................... 1-2

1.3 Caveats: Issues Not Addressed by this Evaluation .............................................. 1-3 2

Background ................................................................................................................... 2-1 2.1 Development of Dental Services in Alaska ......................................................... 2-1 2.2

Alaska Native Oral Health Status in 1999 ........................................................... 2-2

2.3 Development of the DHAT Concept ................................................................... 2-2 2.4

Creation of the DHAT Program........................................................................... 2-4

2.5 Description of Supervision, Scope of Practice, and Standing Orders.................. 2-6 2.6 Concerns About Workforce Model ...................................................................... 2-6 2.7 Development of Evaluation Methods .................................................................. 2-7 3

Methods......................................................................................................................... 3-1 3.1

Composition of Project Study Team .................................................................... 3-1

3.2

Patient Surveys of Satisfaction and Oral Health–Related Quality of Life........... 3-1

3.3 Oral Health Surveys ............................................................................................. 3-2 3.4 Clinical Technical Performance ........................................................................... 3-3 3.5

Performance Measures ......................................................................................... 3-5

3.6 Record-Based Process Evaluations ...................................................................... 3-6 3.7 Clinic Facilities, Policies, Personnel, and Procedures Evaluations ..................... 3-7 iii

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