ERIC Number: ED250516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-25
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Planning for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Program. Final Report.
Taylor, Mary Ann
This project was conducted to develop a curriculum for dental auxiliary training in the dental specialty field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Research was conducted to identify the major functions performed by an oral surgery assistant and then to organize these functions into an educational program that would provide adequate didactic and clinical training to prepare oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants. The material used in development of the curriculum was obtained from several sources. The first step in the study was to interview oral surgeons and their dental auxiliary to identify the role of an oral surgery assistant. This information was compiled into a task analysis that delineates the duties commonly assigned to the oral surgery assistant. Professional journals and textbooks were researched to explore the current trends, procedures, and techniques in the field. This information was used in the formulation and sequencing of curriculum content. Contacts were made with oral surgery offices and several hospitals and clinics to discuss and arrange for the clinical training experiences required in the curriculum. The curriculum that was designed during this project meets the minimum requirements of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is currently being used at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. The project researchers recommended that a procedures manual for training oral surgery assistants be developed for the future. (The curriculum is included in this report.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Forest Park, MO.
Identifiers: Oral Surgery