ADED191C: Dental Assisting Clinical Experience I

Allied Dental Education
Credits 2 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 4 Lecture Hours 1
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Clinic sessions are coordinated with lectures in preclinical theory. Demonstration and practice of procedures in simulated clinical situations include maintaining office asepsis, instrument sterilization, 4-handed chairside assisting, patient interaction and comfort, health history management, preliminary oral inspection, and taking alginate impressions. Recording patient information in Dentrix is introduced. A classroom seminar for learning activities and group discussion is included. All students enrolled in ADED 191C will be charged a clinical surcharge per semester.


Students are required to pass prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher. Exceptions apply; please consult your department chair.
  • Demonstrate the preparation and breakdown of a dental unit as related to patient treatment.
  • Describe the roles of each student responding to a simulated office emergency.
  • Identify and state the function of common instruments and supplies used in general dentistry.
  • Provide a dentist with the instruments needed to complete a specific dental procedure.
  • Explain the role of the dental assistant as a member of a dental office team.
  • Seat and position a patient for treatment in a specific area of the mouth.
  • Record patient medical history and vital signs.
  • Record and interpret the dentist’s findings on a patient chart.
  • Explain the importance of preventing dental issues for oral health.
  • Identify and describe the important landmarks of the face and oral cavity.
  • Initiate the set-up for an impression and follow through to the completed model.