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Dental Assisting Courses

DNAS 1106

Biodental Science

Credits: 2

Description: This course provides an introduction to anatomy and physiology, an introduction to dental histology and embryology, and an overview of head and neck anatomy. This course is also designed to give the learner basic concepts of microbiology and disease transmission and a survey of oral pathology and diseases. Prerequisite(s): ENGL0050, GTEC0006, MATH0080 or appropriate assessment score

Credit Breakdown: 3/0/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


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


Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.


  1. Identify general anatomy structures
  2. Identify general physiology systems
  3. Demonstrate understanding of oral embryology and histology
  4. Identify head and neck anatomy
  5. Identify conditions and disorders of oral pathology
  6. Explain major groups of microorganisms
  7. Demonstrate understanding of disease transmission
  8. Apply concepts of infection control
  9. Learner artifact: A reflective summary of why biodental science is important upon entry to the dental field

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with the Learning Services Director in the Learning Enrichment 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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