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ERIC Number: ED387693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: In: Tech-Prep Competency Profiles within the Health Technologies Cluster; see CE 070 086.