DENTAL ASSISTANT CLINICAL
Students apply skills developed in Dental and General Anatomy, Dental Health Safety, Dental Chairside, Dental Materials, Dental Radiography and Dental Assistant Professional in a clinical setting with patients. Emphasizes integration of core abilities (soft skills) and basic occupational skills. They will be able to collect diagnostic and treatment data, manage infection and hazard control, perform clinical supportive treatments (four handed dentistry, maintain instruments, etc.), take diagnostic radiographs, perform dental laboratory procedures, provide patient oral health instruction, assist in managing medical emergencies, model professional behaviors, ethics and appearance.
Prerequisites: 10-508-101 DENTAL HEALTH SAFETY, 10-508-102 ORAL ANATOMY, EMBRY, HISTOLOGY or 31-508-304 DENTAL & GENERAL ANATOMY, 10-508-103 DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY, 10-508-113 DENTAL MATERIALS, and 31-508-307 DENTAL ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL. Condition: Accepted into the Dental Assistant Technical Diploma.