ERIC Number: ED345054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Dental Assistant. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for dental assistants. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that identify the skills needed to enter these occupations. The occupational, academic, and employability skills for this occupation or occupational area are included. Within the outline are three levels of items: core, advancing, and futuring. Core items identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for entry-level employment. These items are required to be taught and will be the basis for questions on the state vocational competency tests. Advancing items identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to advance in the occupation; futuring items identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to enter and remain in a given occupation 3 to 4 years from now. Titles of the 13 units are as follows: infection control and hazards management; general health; emergency procedures; preventive dental assisting procedures; chairside assistance; dental specialties; dental laboratory procedures; dental office procedures; radiographic procedures; communications; mathematics; professionalism; and employability skills. (KC)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Dental Assistants, Dental Health, Dental Technicians, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Occupational Safety and Health, Postsecondary Education, Radiology, Secondary Education, Task Analysis, Vocational Education
Vocational Instructional Materials Lab, Ohio State University, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio