60 Minute Workshop
Educational Programs, Workshops, Seminars, New Idea Session, and Small Group Discussions
Due to the variability in dental hygiene instructors’ education and clinical experience, calibration is critical. The clinic coordinators at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences developed a calibration program consisted of three formalized calibration sessions led by the clinic coordinators. The program consisted of topics such as assessing student performance, instrumentation technique, powered instruments, etc. Pre- and post-surveys were given to the faculty members to determine their perceptions of the program. This course will include the benefits of faculty calibration as well as the negative effects a dental hygiene program can experience when faculty members are not calibrated.