ERIC Number: ED198401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Puerto Rico Experimental Model Dental Auxiliary Training Program. The Comprehensive Report, October 22, 1976-February 24, 1980.
Puerto Rico Univ., San Juan. School of Dentistry.
The Dental Auxiliary Department of the University of Puerto Rico designed a career option dental auxiliary training program which is a step ladder program with three exit points over a period of two academic years. The first option is a six-month track to train a traditional chairside dental auxiliary. The second option is a nine-month track to train an expanded-functions dental auxiliary in basic preventive and restorative dentistry. The third option is an eighteen-month track to train an expanded-functions dental auxiliary in advanced preventive dentistry and periodontics. The program is primarily designed for students who have a high school diploma. For the students in the experimental model of the program, sixty-six completed the program at the first level, thirty-five at the second level, and seven at the third level, as expanded-functions dental auxiliaries. The four sources of information used for evaluating student achievement showed that participants successfully mastered the necessary knowledge and skills for the three exit levels in the specified time. Graduated dental auxiliaries perceived themselves as well prepared for their duties. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rico Univ., San Juan. School of Dentistry.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to light print. For related documents see CE 028 214-215.