Self Study Guide for Dental Assisting

2 18 students must demonstrate competency in taking

This preview shows 30 out of 32 pages.

2-18 Students must demonstrate competency in taking diagnostically acceptable radiographs on patients in the program or contracted facility prior to taking radiographs during clinical assignments. 2-19 Faculty instruction and evaluation must be provided throughout the students’ radiographic technique experience. Intent: Faculty instruction and evaluation occurs during radiology courses. 2-20 Through scheduled instructional sessions, students must have the opportunity to develop competence in exposing and processing bitewing and periapical radiographs on a variety of patients. Intent: The phrase “…variety of patients” indicates more two or more patients. Whenever possible, experience includes full-mouth series on primary, mixed and permanent dentitions as well as edentulous or partially edentulous patients and extra-oral radiographic experiences. Clinical Sciences 2-21 The clinical science aspect of the curriculum must include content at the in-depth level to include: a. General dentistry b. Specialty procedures as they relate to general dentistry c. Practice management d. Chairside assisting e. Dental-related environmental hazards f. Oral health education g. Management of dental and medical emergencies h. Legal and ethical aspects of dentistry Intent: The clinical sciences provide background for preclinical and clinical experience. 30
Image of page 30

Subscribe to view the full document.

A. Description (for Standards 2-11 through 2-21) 1. Using the format illustrated in Example Exhibit K, list the courses which provide the major instruction in each content area specified in Standards 2-12, 2-13, 2-15, 2-16 and 2-21 . 2. If any content area(s) specified in Standards 2-12, 2-13, 2-15, 2-16 and 2-21 are not included in the curriculum, what is the rationale for its omission? 3. The program’s curriculum is provided in the separate curriculum document. List the relevant sections in that document that identify instructional content in, and student evaluation of activities related to, bloodborne infectious diseases. 4. Describe how students acquire an understanding of radiation safety prior to exposing radiographs on patients. 5. Using the format illustrated in Example Exhibit L, summarize the type and minimum number of acceptable radiographic surveys that each student is required to expose, process and mount during the dental assisting program. 6. Describe how faculty instruction and evaluation are provided to students throughout all of their radiographic experiences. B. Supportive Documentation (for Standards 2-11 through 2-21) Please refer to the applicable “Examples of evidence to demonstrate compliance may include” section within the Accreditation Standards for Dental Assisting Education Programs 1. Exhibit: Table of courses providing instruction in Standards 2-12, 2-13, 2-15, 2-16 and 2-21 . (see Example Exhibit K) 2. Exhibit: Table of required radiographic surveys (see Example Exhibit L) 3. Separate curriculum document Clinical Practice 2-22 Clinical experience assisting a dentist must be an integral part of the educational
Image of page 31
Image of page 32
You've reached the end of this preview.
  • Winter '08
  • Kuntupis,C
  • Dentistry, The Commission, accreditation standards, Dental Assisting Education, Dental Assisting Education Programs

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern