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Development of the Maturity Matrix Dentistry (MMD): a primary care dental team tool

Barnes, Emma J., Howells, E. P., Marshall, Kelly Ann, Bullock, Alison Deborah, Cowpe, Jon and Thomas, Hannah 2012. Development of the Maturity Matrix Dentistry (MMD): a primary care dental team tool. British Dental Journal 212 (12) , pp. 583-587. 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.523

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Abstract

Objectives To adapt the Maturity Matrix (a self-evaluation practice development tool for medical primary care teams) for dentistry, creating the Maturity Matrix Dentistry (MMD), a team development tool for general dental practices. Methods The MMD was adapted by a multi-organisational dental working group and run from within the dental section, Wales Deanery. Individual feedback questionnaires were issued and the results used to refine the tool. It was piloted twice with a total of 67 practices (563 participants) with 104 participating twice. Results The MMD was considered a useful tool for dental practices; agreement was high across job roles. Following participant feedback, refinement was made to the terminology used and the ordering of some of the dimensions. Facilitator involvement in the group session was highly valued. In the pilot, 97% indicated they intended to use the MMD to improve practice and 77% said they would use it to carry out an audit. Of those participating in a second visit, 78% reported an improvement against the dimensions and 83% had carried out an audit or were in the process of doing so. Conclusions Dental teams indicated high levels of satisfaction with the process, and self-reported improvements against the MMD dimensions are encouraging for future use.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Unit for Research and Evaluation in Medical and Dental Education (CUREMeDE)
Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 0007-0610
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2019 23:18
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/24139

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