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ERIC Number: ED016480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM IN PREPARING ITS GRADUATES FOR EMPLOYMENT.
STEPHENSON, DON
TO HELP EVALUATE THE DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM, QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO 37 OF THE PROGRAM'S GRADUATES (1963-66) AND TO THE 93 DENTISTS IN THE SERVICE AREA. THIRTY-TWO GRADUATES AND 58 DENTISTS REPLIED. THE DENTAL ASSISTANTS PERCEIVED THE ORDER OF IMPORTANCE OF THEIR DUTIES AS CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANCE, X-RAY SKILLS, RECEPTIONIST DUTIES, BOOKKEEPING AND BILLING, LABORATORY WORK, DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION, AND EMERGENCY TREATMENT, EVEN THOUGH THIS ORDER DID NOT CORRESPOND COMPLETELY WITH THE ORDER OF EMPHASIS IN THE CLASSROOM. THE DENTISTS RANKED THE DUTIES AS CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANCE, RECEPTIONIST DUTIES, BOOKKEEPING AND BILLING, FILLING OUT INSURANCE FORMS, X-RAY TECHNIQUES, OFFICE OCRRESPONDENCE AND FILING, LABORATORY WORK, DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION, AND EMERGENCY TREATMENT. SOME INDICATED FURTHER THAT THEY PREFERRED A MORE MATURE OR STABLE PERSON THAN THE YOUNG GRADUATE COULD POSSIBLY BE. ALTHOUGH A RE-ORDERING OF CLASSROOM EMPHASIS ON CERTAIN SUBJECTS APPEARS NECESSARY, BOTH GRADUATES AND DENTISTS SEEM GENERALLY PLEASED WITH THE PROGRAM. SALARY SCALES, EMPLOYMENT POSSIBILITIES, AND INCIDENTAL DATA UNCOVERED BY THE SURVEY ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Contra Costa Coll., San Pablo, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (San Pablo)