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ERIC Number: ED473346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 249
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards: Dental Assistant.
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
These Illinois skill standards for dental assistant are intended to serve as a guide to workforce preparation program providers as they define content for their programs and to employers as the establish the skills and standards necessary for job acquisition. They could also serve as a mechanism for communication among education, business, industry, and labor. An introduction provides a sample format and occupational earnings and employment information. Each skill standard contains these components: performance area; coding that identifies the state, fiscal year in which the standard was endorsed, subcouncil abbreviation, cluster abbreviation, and standard number; conditions of performance; work to be performed; performance criteria; performance elements; and performance assessment criteria, including product and process. The 112 skill standards are categorized into these 15 areas: infection control (17 standards); patient/client preparation (9); basic chairside functions (7); advanced chairside functions (10); expanded chairside functions (3); preventive procedures (8); dental imaging (13); restorative procedures (2); prosthodontics (8); endodontics (4); oral and maxillofacial surgery (7); orthodontics (7); instrument maintenance (9); communication (3); and management functions (5). (YLB)
Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse, Western Illinois University Horrabin Hall 46, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Tel: 800-322-3905 (Toll Free); Fax: 309-298-2869; e-mail: Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois