Self Study Guide for Dental Assisting

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Unformatted text preview: Commission on Dental Accreditation Self-Study Guide for The Evaluation of a Dental Assisting Education Program Self-Study Guide for The Evaluation of a Dental Assisting Education Program Commission on Dental Accreditation American Dental Association 211 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611 312/440-4653 www.ada.org Last Modified: June, 2008 Self-Study Guide for the Evaluation of a Dental Assisting Education Program Document Revision History Date Item Action January 1, 2009 Self-Study Guide for the Evaluation of a Dental Assisting Education Program Implemented July 30, 2009 Modification Intent Statement, 2-1 Adopted and Implemented 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction to the Self-Study Guide Page 4 Policies and Procedures Related to the Evaluation of Allied Dental Education Programs Page 6 Organizing for the Self-Study Page 9 Instructions for Completing the Self-Study Report Page 11 Administrator Verification Page Page 13 Summary of Factual Information Page 14 Previous Site Visit Recommendations and Compliance with Commission Policies Page 16 Standard 1 – Institutional Effectiveness Page 17 Standard 2 – Educational Program Page 22 Standard 3 – Administration, Faculty and Staff Page 34 Standard 4 – Educational Support Services Page 40 Standard 5 – Health and Safety Provisions Page 47 Standard 6 – Patient Care Services Page 50 Conclusions and Summary of Self-Study Report Page 51 _____________________________________________________________________________ _ Examples of Selected Exhibits Page 54 Protocol for Conducting Site Visit Page 69 4 INTRODUCTION TO THE SELF-STUDY GUIDE The Self-Study Guide is designed to help an institution succinctly present information about its dental assisting program in preparation for an evaluation visit by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. It is suggested that the institution initiate the self-study process approximately 12 months prior to completion of the Self-Study Report . The primary focus of the self-study process should be to assess the effectiveness of the educational program in meeting (1) the program’s stated goals and objectives and (2) the Commission’s Accreditation Standards for Dental Assisting Education Programs . The Self-Study Report should be a concise, yet thorough, summary of the findings of the self- study process. The Commission hopes that the self-study will be a catalyst for program improvement that continues long after the accreditation process has been completed. In its opinion, this is a more likely outcome if there is thorough planning, as well as involvement of students and administrators in the self-study process. Most programs will concentrate upon questions germane to the Commission’s Accreditation Standards . Nevertheless, the benefits of self-study are directly related to the extent to which programs evaluate their efforts, not simply in light of minimal standards for accreditation, but also in reference to the program’s stated goals and objectives as well as standards for educational excellence. and objectives as well as standards for educational excellence....
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course DENT HYG 420 taught by Professor Kuntupis,c during the Winter '08 term at Ohio State.

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