Self Study Guide for Dental Assisting

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2. Delineate the administrative duties and authority of the program administrator. Specify any additional commitments that the program administrator has each term, e.g., teaching, administration of other programs, recruitment, committee activity. Include the time devoted to each. 3. Is there a formal arrangement for sharing administrative responsibility? If yes, what is the rationale for this arrangement? Specify the duties and authority of each individual involved. 4. Does the institution have specific policy that governs the amount of teaching responsibility assigned to the program administrator? If so, please state the policy. B. Supportive Documentation (for Standards 3-3 through 3-6) Please refer to the applicable “Examples of evidence to demonstrate compliance may include” section within the Accreditation Standards for Dental Assisting Education Programs Faculty 36
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3-7 Dental assisting faculty must have background in and current knowledge of dental assisting, the specific subjects they are teaching and educational theory and methodology, e.g., curriculum development, educational psychology, test construction, measurement and evaluation. Intent: All dental assisting faculty members have current knowledge at an appropriate level for the subject they teach, in educational theory and methodology and if applicable, in distance education techniques and delivery. 3-8 Faculty providing didactic instruction must have earned at least a baccalaureate degree or be currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program. Intent: Full-time and part-time faculty who teach didactic courses to dental assisting students are to possess or be working toward a baccalaureate degree in a timely manner. 3-9 Laboratory, preclinical and clinical faculty appointed after January 1, 2000 served as faculty, must be a Dental Assisting National Board “Certified Dental Assistant” and other faculty must be educationally qualified. Intent: Faculty members who are state licensed dentists are not required to obtain “Certified Dental Assistant” certification from the Dental Assisting National Board. 3-10 The number of faculty positions must be sufficient to implement the program’s goals and objectives. Intent: Student contact hour loads allow sufficient time for class preparation, student evaluation and counseling, development of subject content and appropriate evaluation criteria and methods, and professional development. During laboratory and preclinical instruction in dental materials and chairside assisting procedures, the faculty/student ratio should not exceed one instructor to ten-fifteen students. The faculty/student ratio during radiography and clinical practice sessions should not exceed one to six. 3-11 Opportunities must be provided for program faculty to continue their professional development.
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  • Winter '08
  • Kuntupis,C
  • Dentistry, The Commission, accreditation standards, Dental Assisting Education, Dental Assisting Education Programs

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