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Chairside Assisting

Clinical - Dental Assistant
Basic non-paid work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Close and/or direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional (instructor), generally in a clinical setting. Current admission to the Dental Assisting Program is required for...

Dental Radiology I
The history of radiology theory will be presented including physics, radiation protection, operation of radiographic equipment, darkroom procedures, and exposure techniques. The student will state the theory and principles of radiographic techniques, physics, and radiation health and safety; and exhibit competency in exposing, processing, and mounting intraoral radiographs. Only current students...

Dental Science
An introduction to anatomical systems with emphasis placed on head and neck anatomy. The supporting oral structures, embryology of the teeth, and tooth nomenclature are covered. Topics include the physiology and morphology of the deciduous and the permanent teeth along with basic dental terminology. This is the first course in the Dental Assisting Program. Admission to the Dental Assisting...

Emergency Management

Dental Office Management and Procedures For Dental Assistant
A course introducing patient reception, personal relations, telephone techniques, dental record keeping, supply and inventory control, appointment scheduling, resume preparation, interviewing skills, newsletter generation, recall, and computerization in the dental office. The student will use computers to process dental information and interpret and practice learned dental office management...

Practicum - Dental Assistant
Work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience in the discipline, enhance skills, and integrate knowledge. The emphasis is on practical work experience for which the student has already acquired the necessary theoretical knowledge and basic skills. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional, generally a clinical preceptor. Current admission to the Dental...


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