Explain the process for gaining certification.
DefinitionExplanation should include reference to all dental certifications, including those administered by the following organizations:
- Virginia Board of Dentistry
- Dental Assisting National Board Inc. (DANB)
- Why should a dental assistant become certified?
- How are professional credentials acquired and maintained?
- Do you need to be certified in radiology before exposing X-rays? Why, or why not?
- What education is required before taking the DANB exam?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
- Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
- Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
- Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
- Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
- Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
- Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.
History and Social Science
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the organization and powers of the state and local governments described in the Constitution of Virginia by
- examining the legislative, executive, and judicial branches;
- examining the structure and powers of local governments: county, city, and town;
- analyzing the relationship between state and local governments and the roles of regional authorities, governing boards, and commissions;
- examining the ways individuals and groups exert influence on state and local governments;
- evaluating the effectiveness of citizen efforts to influence decisions of state and local governments by examining historical or contemporary events.
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the process by which public policy is made by
- examining different perspectives on the role of government;
- describing how the national government influences the public agenda and shapes public policy;
- describing how the state and local governments influence the public agenda and shape public policy;
- describing the process by which policy is implemented by the bureaucracy at each level;
- analyzing how individuals, interest groups, and the media influence public policy;
- formulating and practicing a course of action to address local and/or state issues.