ERIC Number: ED116724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Dental Auxiliary Education Program.
Franklin, Wesley E.
This report provides background information needed for a determination of the feasibility of establishing a program to train dental hygienists and dental assistants at Luzerne County Community College, and presents data needed to design such a program in a comprehensive community college. Information presented describes: the constituency and functions of a dental auxiliary advisory committee, program objectives and characteristics, curriculum content and course descriptions, personnel and budget requirements, program administration needs, facility needs, and accreditation and licensing requirements. In addition, findings of a labor market survey of all Luzerne County dentists are presented. Respondents reported the number of dental auxiliaries currently employed, their immediate needs for additional dental auxiliaries, and their anticipated needs over the next three years. Seventy-seven percent of the respondents indicated that they would prefer to employ a college trained assistant to training one themselves. An analysis of an existing dental auxiliary education program at another Pennsylvania community college is included, and the survey instrument is appended. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Allied Health Occupations Education, Budgets, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Educational Objectives, Feasibility Studies, Labor Needs, Occupational Surveys, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Development, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Luzerne County Community Coll., Nanticoke, PA.