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ERIC Number: ED035737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Annual Report on Dental Auxiliary Education, 1968/69.
American Dental Association, Chicago, IL.
Information in tabular form on dental hygiene, dental assisting, and dentist laboratory technology programs includes: (1) basic information about the programs, (2) preadmission training of students, and (3) admission data on students. For dental hygiene programs, information on undergraduate enrollment as of October 15, 1968 and distribution of undergraduate students 1968-69 for the United States and Canada are also included. The introduction presents additional statistics for 1962 and 1968 and points up some important statistics: (1) 85 schools offered dental hygiene programs in the United States in 1968 (a 21 percent increase) to 5,187 students (a 20 percent increase), and most commonly awarded the associate degree, (2) There were 134 dental assisting programs in 1968 (a 33 percent increase) and a student enrollment of 4,475 (a 17 percent increase), (3) Programs varied in length from 27 weeks to 80 weeks with 55 percent of the programs approximating one academic year, and (4) The number of schools offering dental laboratory technology programs increased from 15 to 19 between 1967 and 1968 and enrollment increased 10 percent for a total of 803. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JK)
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Authoring Institution: American Dental Association, Chicago, IL.