ERIC Number: ED350462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Dental Laboratory Technology. Project Report Phase I with Research Findings.
Sappe', Hoyt; Smith, Debra S.
This report provides results of Phase I of a project that researched the occupational area of dental laboratory technology, established appropriate committees, and conducted task verification. These results are intended to guide development of a program designed to train dental laboratory technicians. Section 1 contains general information: purpose of Phase I; description of the occupation, including nature of work, working conditions, and related occupations; direction of the occupation, including employment, training and other qualifications, advancement, job outlook, and earnings; program development committee; areas of concern; State Technical Committee developmental recommendations; and project staff recommendations. Section 2 presents research findings: accreditation and certification; list of typical job titles; and appropriate trade resources and sources, including references and textbooks, journals, anatomical models, audiovisuals, curriculum materials, sources for competency-based testing materials, and sources of additional information. A verified occupational duty and task list is comprised of seven duties: anatomy and physiology related to prosthetic services; quality assurance, safety, and communication skills; legal and ethical principles; business management; dental science; dental laboratory techniques; and employability skills. Other contents include a tools and equipment list and staff and facilities recommendations. Accreditation standards are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Anatomy, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Dental Technicians, Dentistry, Educational Equipment, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Instructional Materials, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Laboratory Technology, Occupational Information, Physiology, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Development, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Task Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Div. of Vocational Education.