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DEN109 Dental Assisting II 4 credits

Prerequisite(s): ( DEN101 and DEN102 and DEN103 )

This course builds on the material learned in Dental Assisting I, specifically reinforcing oral and facial anatomy, tooth numbering, names of tooth surfaces, dental charting and oral assessment. The course will provide an in-depth view of specific, practical dental assisting shills in dental specialties. Topics covered in class will include the major dental specialties: oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and orthodontics. Anatomical content covered will include the muscles, nerves, glands, and bones of the head and neck; the structures and tissues that make-up the oral cavity; and the development, tissues, morphology, and functions of the teeth. The class is designed to satisfy the American Dental Association's requirement that certified dental assistants have in-depth education in the anatomy of the head, skull, and oral cavity; and tooth morphology. Lab provides hands-on clinical instruction of the lecture material presented.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.