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Clinic Support for the Dental Office (DNTA 1025)

Total Credits: 2
Lecture Credits: 2

Description: This course provides the skills needed to safely support other clinical personnel. The course will focus on charting techniques, disease transmission, infection control and health/safety issues in dentistry. Students will participate in a lab setting to simulate patient interactions and master the skills required to be an effective member of the dental health team. Must be taken A-F.

Topical Outline:
1. Dental charting techniques
2. Regulatory agencies that impact the dental field
3. Disease transmission and Infection Control
4. Health/Safety issues in dentistry
5. Lab/clinic experience using accepted protocols for the dental setting

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify charting methods used in dentistry
2. Identify regulatory agencies governing health and safety issues
3. Identify how diseases are encountered and transmitted in dentistry
4. Identify infection control protocols
5. Demonstrate the use of universal precautions
6. Prepare instruments and equipment for disinfecting and sterilization

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042; HCCC 1010, HCCC 1020, HCCC 1030, HCCC 1040, HCCC 1050, HCCC 1060, HCCC 1070 and HCCC 1100
Co-requisites:  DNTA 1000