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DEN101 Dental Assisting I 4 credits

Prerequisite(s): ( MTH20 )

Dental Assisting I introduces the basic concepts of preventative dentistry and the dental assistant’s role including dental terminology, infection control, basic microbiology, pharmacology, nutrition, oral and facial anatomy, tooth numbering, names of tooth surfaces, dental charting and oral assessment, the use of dental instruments and the various procedures used by dentists, dental asepsis techniques, patient education, legal and ethical issues, the collection of clinical data, and patient psychology as it relates to anxiety and pain management. Students are introduced to the members of a dental team, current professional trends and the various procedures within a dental office, including receptionist duties, bookkeeping, and chairside dental assisting. Lab provides hands-on clinical instruction of the lecture material presented and the material covered in this course.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.