Dental Assisting Philosophy
The faculty of the dental assistants education accepts and believes the underlying philosophy of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
We believe that the practice of dental assisting is to assist in the maintenance of dental health and prevention of dental disease, in cooperation with dentists, hygienists and other health professionals.
We believe that the faculty is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating the learning experience which meet the objectives of the program.
We believe those persons in the practice of dental assisting should observe legal, ethical and moral obligations while administering to the dental patient, and to perform the duties under the direction and supervision of the dentist, not performing activities that require the substantial specialized skill, judgment or knowledge of the dentist.
We believe that learning takes place within the individual and brings about some behavioral change. The student learns best in an atmosphere that stimulates intellectual curiosity, clarifies concepts, and recognizes individual contributions and worth.