ERIC Number: ED254734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-29
Curriculum Development of Learning Activity Packets, Dental Assisting Program. Final Report.
Hempler, Nancy A.
A dental assisting instructor was provided with 250 hours of released time to develop standardized Learning Activity Packets (LAPs) for the Dental Assisting program at the Bellingham (Washington) Vocational Technical Institute. The instructor reviewed unit objectives, gathered input from local dental professionals, reviewed reference materials, and studied occupational analyses in order to develop nine LAPs. The LAPs were approved and were preferred by faculty and students over other modules in use. The nine LAPs included in this report cover the following topics: oral pathology, oral anatomy, taking medical/dental histories, tooth morphology, temporary crowns and restorations, pedodontics, monitoring nitrous oxide and oxygen, identifying and interpreting radiographs for mounting, radiology--intraoral radiographic procedures, and radiology--the periapical and bitewing examination. Each LAP consists of a goal, rationale for learning, prerequisites, estimated completion time, references, audiovisuals, requirements for completion, vocabulary, objectives, and practice activities. LAPs are illustrated with line drawings. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Bellingham Vocational Technical Inst., WA.