2016 Spring Dental Assistant Student SLO Assessment Survey

2016 Spring Dental Assistant Student SLO Assessment Survey








Dental Assistant Spring 2016 Student SLO Report
Spring 2016 - Dental Assistant

May 2nd 2016, 2:09 pm CDT

Q3 - What did you like about this program?
I liked the hands on experience, And the friendly people.
A lot of hands on experiences
I really liked the hands on learning. I really liked going to clinicals I really liked learning everything
That we started clinical the second week of classes. It got us going right in to what we will be doing on the job.
I liked doing clinicals. I felt like a lot of what I learned came from doing hands on training at different sites.
I learned about how to work better at clinicals with the dentists.
Very informative, learned a lot of valuable information about dentistry. Variety of different labs set up to help
students learn differently. Loved the hands on labs. The instructors were both very knowledgeable and I like
how they told personal stories about their experiences working.

Q4 - What would you change about this program?
Less classroom time
Clinical rotation schedules
This year's class was the "guinea pig" class which honestly was awful, because I am paying to get an education
from experienced instructors and one of the instructors was very unorganized and I am not paying to get a
mediocre education which is what i received from her. I learned more out in clinical than I did in her classes.
Don't get me wrong she is a great person, just not a great instructor.
I would have more teachers in the lab classes so that it's easier to get things done for us students instead of
waiting for the teacher to be available if we needed anything.
More chairside labs that help me learn more. Maybe get 2 teachers for lab.
To many power points in some of the courses. Some of my classmates were very rude to instructors and they
made some days very unpleasant!

Q6 - As a result of this program:
Q6_1 - I have learned effective communication skills.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

57.14%

4

Strongly Agree

42.86%

3

100%

7

Total

Q7 - Provide any comments you have on effective communication skills you
learned.
I love to talk and going into this profession truly enhances it
Through clinicals and some lab check offs I was able to learn how to effectively communicate with patients.

Q8 - As a result of this program:
Q8_1 - I am able to apply mathematical concepts.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

Count

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

28.57%

2

Agree

57.14%

4

Strongly Agree

14.29%

1

100%

7

Total

Q9 - Provide any comments you have on mathematical concepts you
learned.
The only time we used math was to measure scoops of powder and water and in the office they don't even do
that.
I could always use math nothing changed from being in this program.

Q10 - As a result of this program: - I learned how to transfer social and natural
science theories into practical applications.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

100.00%

Strongly Agree

0.00%

Total

7

100%

7

Q11 - Provide any comments you have on transferring social and natural
science theories into practical applications.
It taught me to be green with the wipes

Q12 - As a result of this program:
Q12_1 - I learned critical thinking skills.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

57.14%

4

Strongly Agree

42.86%

3

100%

7

Total

Q13 - Provide any comments you have on critical thinking skills you learned.
You always have to critical think
A lot of what we learned we had to figure out ourselves so we had to critically think it through. It did help but
was frustrating at times.

Q14 - As a result of this program:
Q14_1 - I have learned to use technology effectively.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

57.14%

4

Strongly Agree

42.86%

3

100%

7

Total

Q15 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about using
technology effectively.
Technology is becoming a big part of dental
I learned how to operate the proper technology we need for dental assisting.

Q16 - As a result of this program: - I have learned to value myself and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.
Q16_1 - I have learned to value myself and work ethically with others in a diverse...
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

Count

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

14.29%

1

Agree

57.14%

4

Strongly Agree

28.57%

2

100%

7

Total

Q17 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about valuing
yourself and working ethically with others in a diverse population.
You always need to stay positive

Q18 - As a result of this program: - I am able to make decisions that
incorporate the importance of sustainability.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

71.43%

5

Strongly Agree

28.57%

2

100%

7

Total

Q19 - Provide any comments you have on what you learned about
incorporating the importance of sustainability in decisions you make.
To be green

Q21 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q21_1 - perform a variety of advanced supportive dental procedures.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

85.71%

6

Strongly Agree

14.29%

1

100%

7

Total

Q22 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
Dental is changing and you need to adapt to that

Q23 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q23_1 - manage infection and hazard control.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

57.14%

4

Strongly Agree

42.86%

3

100%

7

Total

Q24 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
You need to wipe down rooms effectively

Q25 - As a result of this program, I learned to: - produce diagnostic intraoral
and extraoral radiographs on a variety of patients.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

57.14%

4

Strongly Agree

42.86%

3

100%

7

Total

Q26 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
Rad was hard and could be taught differently

Q27 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q27_1 - perform advanced dental laboratory procedures.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

71.43%

5

Strongly Agree

28.57%

2

100%

7

Total

Q28 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
I loved lab procedures it was so hands on

Q29 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q29_1 - demonstrate professional behaviors, ethics and appearance.
Answer

%

Strongly Disagree

0.00%

Disagree

0.00%

Neither Agree nor Disagree

Count

0.00%

Agree

57.14%

4

Strongly Agree

42.86%

3

100%

7

Total

Q30 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
Dental is a very professional field and you need to be as well
This program didn't teach this concept to me but it did improve it.

Q31 - As a result of this program, I learned to:
Q31_1 - perform dental office business procedures.
Answer

%

Count

Strongly Disagree

14.29%

1

Disagree

14.29%

1

Neither Agree nor Disagree

0.00%

Agree

57.14%

4

Strongly Agree

14.29%

1

100%

7

Total

Q32 - Provide any comments you have about learning this program
outcome.
In the office you need to be proficient in a business aspect
That office management class did NOT prepare me to perform office business procedures.
We didn't learn any office skills in this program we just talked about them. I would have liked to be more active
in it.

Q33 - CONCLUSION Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western Technical
College.
XXX did great as a first year back, Full of information. :)
Good luck to the up and coming classes
Won't change anything!