ERIC Number: ED387693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Dental Laboratory Technician.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
This document, which is designed for use in developing a tech prep competency profile for the occupation of dental laboratory technician, lists technical competencies and competency builders for 13 units pertinent to the health technologies cluster in general and 8 units to the occupation of dental laboratory technician. The following skill areas are covered in the general units: employability; professionalism; teamwork; computer literacy; documentation; infection control and risk management; medical terminology; anatomy, physiology, and pathology; medical law and ethics; psychology of stress; psychology of human relations; first aid and medical emergencies; and general administrative duties. The 8 units specific to the occupation of dental hygienist list a total of 56 competencies in the following areas: oral anatomy and pathology, dental restoration, partial denture fabrication, orthodontics, dental morphology, dental materials I and II, and dental laboratory procedures. Among the competencies included are the following: identify selected anatomical structures; describe tooth arrangement, jaw relationships, tissue changes in response to physical/chemical injuries in the oral cavity, and developmental abnormalities; and describe/use selected materials, equipment, and procedures involved in making dentures and orthodontic appliances. (MN)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Anatomy, Biomedical Equipment, Career Development, Communicable Diseases, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy, Dental Technicians, Disease Control, Employment Qualifications, Equipment Utilization, Ethics, First Aid, High Schools, Human Relations, Laboratory Technology, Legal Responsibility, Malpractice, Medical Services, Medical Vocabulary, Negligence, Pathology, Physiology, Radiology, Recordkeeping, Risk Management, Stress Management, Teamwork, Tech Prep, Technical Occupations, Two Year Colleges
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. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Note: In: Tech-Prep Competency Profiles within the Health Technologies Cluster; see CE 070 086.