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We offer 469 courses at Northwest Technical College. Select a subject below to get a listing of the courses in that subject. Click on a course to see the description and detailed information about the course. To see when these classes are available to take, please see the Current Class Schedule.

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Dental Courses

DENT 1100


Credits: 3

Description: This is a foundation course that provides in-depth instruction and practice in identifying the materials, their purposes and properties as they are used during chairside and laboratory procedures. Material manipulation is a critical requirement of the lab component of this course. Laboratory safety measures and infection control are emphasized. Prerequisite(s): ENGL0100, MATH0080 or appropriate assessment score

Credit Breakdown: 2/1/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.


Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.
  2. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.


  1. Demonstrate understanding of Infection control
  2. Apply and identify occupational health and safety measures
  3. Demonstrate understanding of metallic restorative dental materials utilized in the dental office
  4. Practice application of dental materials
  5. Describe and identify restoration types/properties
  6. Demonstrate understanding of removable and fixed prosthodontic appliances and their applications in dentistry
  7. Demonstate impression material manipulation
  8. Construct custom trays
  9. Demonstrate understanding of esthetic restorative dental materials utilized in the dental office
  10. Learner artifact: Construct study models

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Learners are encouraged to register with Learning Services Director in Learning Enirchment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the Learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to Learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2011-05-23
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