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Dental Assisting Courses

DNAS 1126

Clinical Assisting II

Credits: 4

Description: This course introduces the student to the dental specialties of Pediatric dentistry, Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Endodontics, Prosthodontics (fixed and removable), Orthodontics and also special needs patients. The student will be introduced to the lab and clinical procedures with each of the specialties listed. The lab portion will also build on material learned in Clinical Assisting I (DNAS1112). Student will repeat certain hands-on skills with an expectation of greater proficiency. Prerequisite(s): Clinicial Assisting I (DNAS1112)

Credit Breakdown: 2/2/0 (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.


  1. Demonstrate appropriate dental assisting practices in the clinical setting.
  2. Identify and implement dental assisting practices to the pediatric dental specialty.
  3. Identify and implement dental assisting practices to the periodontal dental specialty.
  4. Identify and implement dental assisting practices to the oral and maxillofacial surgery dental specialty.
  5. Identify and implement dental assisting practices to the endodontic dental specialty.
  6. Identify and implement dental assisting practices to the prosthodontic dental specialty.
  7. Identify and implement dental assisting practices to the orthodontic dental specialty practice.
  8. Demonstrate appropriate adaptation for patients with special needs.
  9. Identify and manipulate instruments used in each dental specialty¿¿CrLf¿¿according to their use in dental procedures.
  10. Distinguish various instruments used in the various specialty practices
  11. Demonstrate teamwork and professionalism .
  12. List the dental specialties and describe the services provided by each
  13. Demonstrate knowledge of dental procedures to be performed and prepare tray set-ups for the various procedures in each specialty.¿¿CrLf¿¿set-ups for the various procedures in each specialty.

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Learners are encouraged to register with 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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