ERIC Number: ED350435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Dental Assisting Program Guide.
Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Vocational Education.
This program guide contains the standard dental assisting curriculum for technical institutes in Georgia. The curriculum encompasses the minimum competencies required for entry-level dental assistants, and includes job skills in the technical areas of preventive dentistry; four-handed dentistry; chairside assisting with emphasis in diagnostics, operative, fixed prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontic procedures, endodontic procedures, surgical specialties, and expanded functions; dental practice management; and dental radiology. The general information section contains the following: purpose and objectives; program description, including admissions, typical job titles, and accreditation and certification; and curriculum model, including standard curriculum sequence and lists of courses. The next three sections contain the courses: three general core courses (English, mathematics, and psychology); fundamental occupational courses (nutrition and diet therapy, basic human biology, head and neck anatomy, preventive dentistry, microbiology and infection control, oral anatomy, oral pathology and therapeutics, and scopes of professional practice), and specific occupational courses (dental assisting--diagnostic, operative, fixed prosthodontics; specialities; surgical specialties; expanded functions; dental practice--management; dental radiology; and dental practicums I-VII). Each course consists of the following: a course overview (description, competency areas, prerequisites, credit hours, contact hours); course outline with student objectives and class and lab hours; and resource list. An appendix includes an equipment list. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Dental Assistants, Dental Evaluation, Dental Health, Dentistry, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Job Skills, Postsecondary Education, Program Guides, State Curriculum Guides, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Note: For the program standards, see CE 062 118.