Dental Assisting (DAS)

Dental Assisting

Course Information Cr Hrs
DAS-101 Chairside Assisting I

This course focuses on the introduction to the business of dentistry, the ethics and law of dentistry, and the professionalism and duties of a chairside dental assistant.

 Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Assisting program.
4-2-0-6
DAS-102 Infection Control

This course introduces the infection and hazard control procedures necessary for the safe practice of dentistry. It will include an overview of microbiology, OSHA standards, chemical disinfecting and sterilizing techniques.

 Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Assisting program.
2-1-2
DAS-103 Chairside Assisting II This course focuses on the continual studies of chairside dentistry that includes specialized area of dentistry. It will provide a level of knowledge and skill that will prepare the dental assistant for clinical dentistry.  Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in all of the previous Dental Assisting courses. 3-3-0
DAS-105 Dental Language This course focuses on the student to properly communicate and relay treatment to the dental patient.  Through role playing and community service the student will learn the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication skills. The student will prepare a resume for their future position in the career of dentistry.  Admission to the Dental Assisting Program 1-1-0
DAS-114 Operative Dentistry This course introduces basic knowledge and skill application for general chairside assisting procedures. Emphasis is placed on the application and procedures of four-handed dentistry and clinical support functions. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize theory and clinical skills in a dental setting.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Assisting program. 3-2-2
DAS-115 Dental Science and Health

This course offers the following topics related to dental science and health: dentition, head and neck anatomy, tooth morphology, oral embryology and histology, nutrition, oral pathology, and pharmacology.

2-2-0
DAS-120 Dental Materials I

This course provides a study of the science of dental materials, their composition, structures and properties; uses in dentistry, and manipulation techniques. Emphasis is on safety procedures during manipulations of materials and use of equipment.

 Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Assisting program.
4-3-2
DAS-123 Dental Materials II

This course provides practice with, manipulation of, and evaluation of materials used in the specialty fields of dentistry.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in all of the previous Dental Assisting courses.
4-3-2
DAS-130 Dental Radiology I

This course is an introduction to radiographic procedures, theory of producing radiographs, biological affects and safety procedures are discussed; practice of techniques is mastered on typodonts before exposures are made on patients. Diagnostic quality with maximum radiation protection is of special emphasis.

 Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Assisting program.
3-2-2
DAS-132 Dental Radiology II

This course provides continued instruction of radiographic procedures which builds upon concepts introduced in Dental Radiology I.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in all of the previous Dental Assisting courses.
2-1-2
DAS-150 Dental Office Procedures

This course provides a study of principles and procedures related to management of the dental practice. Emphasis is placed on maintaining clinical and financial records, client scheduling, and supply and inventory control. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate fundamental skills in dental practice management.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in all of the previous Dental Assisting courses.
1-1-0
DAS-191 Dental Clinic Practicum I

This clinical course enables the dental assistant student to apply basic chairside skills in dental offices prior to advancing to DAS 192.

 Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Assisting program.
3-0-0-9
DAS-192 Dental Clinic Practicum II

This clinical course enable the dental assistant student to apply advanced chairside skills in dental specialties offices: Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, and Pedodontics.

 Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Assisting program.
3-0-0-9