ADED175C: Dental Assisting Theory I

Credits 2 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 2
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Designed to teach the dental assisting student clinical techniques. Includes information on sterilization and disinfection techniques, charting, and the use of dental equipment and instruments. Students are introduced to four-handed chairside assisting as it pertains to all types of dental procedures including oral evacuation, instrument transfer, tray set-ups, and completing dental clinical records. Emphasis is placed on the dental health team concept.

Learning Outcomes
  • Assist the dentist during all phases of four-handed dentistry.
  • Follow OSHA and Infection Control Guidelines in performing the proper disinfection and sterilization techniques in a dental office.
  • Complete a clinical chart for a patient.
  • Identify the different types of instruments used for different procedures in a dental office.
  • Identify the different types of equipment used in a dental office.