Prepares dental auxiliary students to respond proactively to dental emergencies, control infection, prevent disease, adhere to OSHA Standards and safely manage hazardous materials. Students also take patient vital signs and collect patient medical/dental histories. CPR certification is a prerequisite; students will be required to show proof of certification before beginning the course. This course is a WTCS aligned course required in both the Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant programs. This course must be taken at NTC, no transfers, because the content of this course is specific for this program/site.
- Condition: Enrollment in a Dental Hygiene or Dental Assistant program in an accredited technical, community, or four-year college, or with permission of the instructor. Students must be currently recognized/certified in basic life support procedures for a health care provider, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation prior to enrollment in this course, or with Dean/Assoc Dean or Program Director approval.