Course Descriptions and Outlines

Clinical Assisting I

This is a pre-clinical course that teaches students the basic knowledge and skills for chairside assisting. Topics include an orientation to the history of dentistry, educational requirements, credentialing opportunities and professional associations for dental and allied dental careers. The student is provided with instruction in the use of dental equipment, instruments and supplies, principles of four handed dentistry, diagnostic data collection, and procedures related to oral diagnosis, management of medication and dental emergencies, and an introduction to restorative dentistry. Prerequisite(s): None Co-requisites: None

Credits: 4.00

Credit Breakdown: Lecture 2.00
Lab 2.00
On the job training n/a

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