Accession Number:

ADA207105

Title:

Dental Assistant, AFSC 981X0

Descriptive Note:

Occupational survey rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL MEASUREMENT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

This is a report of an occupational survey of the Dental Assistant AFSC 981X0 career ladder. Personnel in the AFSC 981X0 career ladder assist dental officers in the performance of restorative, endodontic, orthodontic, pedodontic, periodontic, prosthodontic, and dental emergency procedures. They assist in the performance of oralmaxillofacial surgery and preventive dentistry. They also clean, sterilize, lubricate, and perform user maintenance on dental equipment and instruments, administer dental supplies, and maintain and make entries on supply and dental health records, some of which are automated. They have a working knowledge of radiography and must process intraoral and extraoral radiographs. Their working environment may vary from that of a small hospital dentistry section with few chairs to that of a regional hospital with over 40 chairs. Overall, seven jobs were identified in the AFSC 981X0 specialty, with nearly two-thirds of AFSC 981X0 airmen working in the core job of Dental Chairside Assistant. The remaining six jobs in the AFSC 981X0 career ladder included Radiology, Reception and Records, Data Automation, Supervisory and Management, Supply Administration, and Classroom Instructor personnel. This report contains data relating to Career Ladder Progression AFR 39-1 Specialty Descriptions Training Analyses and Job Satisfaction. Keywords Questionnaires, Skills.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE