Dental Assisting

Program Statistics

Enrollment and Attrition Data

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of applicants for the first year? 12 12 14 22 22
Number of students who met the minimum admission criteria? 12 12 14 22 20
Number of students who were offered admission? 12 12 14 14 16
Number of students who were enrolled? 12 12 14 14 16
Number of students who were enrolled with advanced standing? 0 0 0 0 0
Number of students who graduated? 11 92% 12 100% 12 86% 12 86% 13
93%
Number of students who passed & completed the DANB? 5 5 5 3 N/A
Number of students who found dental field employment? 7 7 8 11 N/A

**Only qualified candidates are allowed to apply to the dental assisting program.

Program Non-Completion Data

REASON FOR WITHDRAWAL
Program Non-Completion Reasons ACADEMIC PROBLEMS LACK OF INTEREST PERSONAL/ FINANCIAL ISSUES OTHER (SPECIFY)
Academic Year Enrollment 2010 1 0 0 0
Academic Year Enrollment 2011 1 0 0 0
Academic Year Enrollment 2012 0 0 0 0
Academic Year Enrollment 2013 2 0 0 0
Academic Year Enrollment 2014 0 2 0 0
Academic Year Enrollment 2015 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 2 0 0

Dental Assisting Student Learning Outcomes(SLO) Related to Program Outcomes(PO)

  • SLO #1
    • By the completion of DEN 101, Preclinical Procedures, students will successfully complete clinical procedures involving general four-handed dentistry.
    • PO: Students successfully completing the Dental Assisting Program will be able to perform chair-side procedures of four-handed dentistry.
    • Criteria of success: Assessment & Competency: 90% of students will satisfactorily complete four-handed dentistry assessments and competencies with a passing score of 70% or better.
  • SLO#2
    • By the completion of DEN 101, Preclinical Procedures students will demonstrate the ability to sterilize and disinfect instruments.
    • PO: Students successfully completing the Dental Assisting Program will be able to sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment and prepare tray setups for dental procedures
    • Criteria for Success: Assessment/Competency: 100% of students will satisfactorily complete the assessment/competency with a passing score of 100% or better in each area.
  • SLO#3
    • By the completion of DEN 106, Clinical Practice I, students will successfully evaluate a patient on postoperative care, demonstrating competencies in the areas of patient instructions and counsel.
    • PO: Prepare in the Dental Assisting Program to deliver patient care a scientific basis and caring manner.
    • Criteria for Success: DEN 106 Clinical Evaluation Form #22: 90% of students will satisfactorily complete the Clinical Evaluation with a passing score of 70% or better in each area
  • SLO#4
    • Demonstrate the ability to apply dental sealants with appropriate moisture control.
    • PO: Prepare the dental assisting student to perform all aspects of dental assisting delegated functions under the direction and supervision of licensed dentists.
    • Criteria for Success: Dental Sealant Competency: 90% of students will achieve an average score of 70% or higher for each process evaluation for this skill.
  • SLO#5
    • Demonstrate the ability to produce radiographs on a live patient.
    • PO: Demonstrate graduates who possess the skills and knowledge to competently, legally and ethically plan, implement and evaluate dental assisting services.
    • Criteria for Success: Full mouth series competency: 100% of students will achieve an average score of 85% or higher with this competency.
  • SLO#6
    • By the completion of DEN 104, Dental Education, will provide oral hygiene instruction specific to the needs of the assessed population.
    • PO: Develop graduates who possess the skills and knowledge to competently, legally and ethically plan, implement and evaluate dental assisting services.
    • Criteria for Success: Completed Lesson Plan: 90% of students will achieve an average score of 70% or higher with each assignment.