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.
Introduces the fundamentals of the programmable logic controller and its programming software. Learners identify terminology and components, explore functions, analyze logic instructions, interpret ladder logic, and develop basic programming and troubleshooting skills.
Provides a review of clinical and treatment sequencing, infection control protocol practice, as well as ethical practice in the clinic environment. Learners will participate in components of a timed peer prophy.
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.
This clinical course builds on and expands the technical/clinical skills student dental hygienists began developing in Dental Hygiene Process I. Under the direct supervision of an instructor, students apply patient care assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation skills to provide comprehensive care for calculus case type 1 and 2 patients and perio case patients. Dental Hygiene Process II introduces the application of fluoride and desensitizing agents, whole mouth assessments, comprehensive periodontal examinations, application of sealants and patient classification. Students also begin performing removal of supragingival stain, dental plaque, calcified accretions and deposits. The course reinforces the application of Dental Health Safety skills.
Apprentices will learn to describe and explain the make-up of an automatic control loop, the function of each of the control loop elements and the terms used to describe the loop performance and characteristics, perform mathematical functions associated with offset math and apply the concepts to common signaling systems use used in process control systems. Course will examine the principles, methods and devices used to measure flows, temperatures, pressures, levels, and densities in various industrial process applications. Course will explore common methods and types of equipment used to measure chemical components of a material or stream.