Table 4 Equipment and emergency drugs routinely taken on domiciliary visits by GDPs (n = 755) and CDOs (n = 159)

From: Provision of domiciliary dental care by Scottish dentists: a national survey

  GDPs CDOs p value
Prosthetics kit 87% 91% 0.175 (n.s.)
Inspection kit 85% 93% <0.01
Dental materials 60% 82% <0.001
Mobile phone 62% 69% 0.105 (n.s.)
Light source 52% 82% <0.001
Protective clothing 50% 62% <0.01
Infection control items 45% 78% <0.001
Portable handpiece 41% 59% <0.001
Conservation kit 24% 57% <0.001
Perio kit 19% 31% <0.001
Hypodermic needles 20% 43% <0.001
Laerdal mask 13% 56% <0.001
Oropharyngeal airways 8% 35% <0.001
Safeair 8% 33% <0.001
Portable suction 7% 30% <0.001
Surgical kit 5% 9% <0.05
Fire extinguisher 1% 5% <0.001
Personal alarm 0% 8% <0.001
Portable headrest 0% 2% 0.069 (n.s.)
Other equipment 2% 6% <0.01
Emergency drugs
Adrenaline 22% 52% <0.001
GTN spray 12% 46% <0.001
Glucagon 12% 44% <0.001
Oxygen 13% 48% <0.001
Salbutamol inhaler 13% 46% <0.001