Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation

Applying high-quality dental sealants to as many students as cost-effectively as possible is every school-based dental sealant program’s goal. To determine whether a program is operating effectively and efficiently requires evaluating the program on a regular basis. Although a rigorous scientific evaluation is beyond the scope of most programs, there are several activities that program administrators can undertake to gain insights that can help improve program performance.

Because the effectiveness of dental sealants has been well documented,1-5 School-based dental sealant program administrators typically concentrate evaluation efforts on determining the quality of the sealants placed, calculating the program’s cost, and analyzing program participation.

 

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