Prepares dental assistant students to chart oral cavity structures, dental pathology and restorations and to assist a dentist with basic dental procedures including examinations, pain control, amalgam restoration and cosmetic restoration. Students will also develop the ability to educate patients about preventive dentistry, brushing and flossing techniques and dental procedures, using lay terminology.
Prepares dental assistant students for professional success in a dental practice or another dental health care environment. Students develop professional appearance and image. More importantly, they learn to work within ethical guidelines and legal frameworks. In preparation for entering the work force, dental assistants customize or develop their portfolios and lay out an on-going professional development plan.
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.
This course prepares the student dental hygienist to work within the scope of dental hygiene practice to manage anxiety and pain for dental patients. Students learn to prepare and administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide safely. The course also addresses the recommendation of alternative pain control measures.
Expands on learner’s knowledge of Civil 3D by providing skills in surface creation, utilizing existing survey data and break lines generated with automatic linework generation tools, developing a clear understanding on how Civil 3D surfaces are generated, as a basis for future design. Learners will then work on establishing an alignment and profile to use in a corridor model that will aid them in generating a design surface that they can utilize as a useful tool (such as cutting cross sections, determining earthwork volumes, and generating plans that could be used during construction and bidding). Learners will also get introductory exposure to feature lines, grading objects, and utility tools within the Civil 3D software.
Builds on surveying concepts including these important skills: computations and field methods involved in traversing; area calculations; field work to collect information for survey maps and engineering designs, including control point creation and topographic surveys; and an overview of the global navigation satellite system.
This course prepares the learner or graduate for licensure. Simulated written and practical examinations. Individualized study plans, stress/test anxiety management strategies, and dental hygiene license obtainment are addressed. Course goal is to strengthen learner performance on written board and clinical practical examinations. No challenge test available.
Explores construction management, estimating, and related safety information including important knowledge such as: basic estimating techniques (including quantity takeoff, trip times, cost estimation, and contract interpretation); construction management roles and responsibilities (scheduling, budget reviews, resource allocation, and stakeholder communication); and an overview of safety requirements on construction sites.
Provides an introduction to stormwater management and includes key areas of knowledge such as: the basic concepts of stormwater hydrology and treatment; the key design principles required with storm sewer systems, culverts, and detention/retention basins; and storm sewer plans (including related details and specifications required to create an engineering planset); and key design concepts to manage stormwater runoff during construction.
Introduces learners to water and sewer technology including key areas such as: understanding of the basics of drinking water and wastewater utility system planning; understanding the principals in the design of municipal water and sanitary sewer systems; watermain and sanitary sewer plans, details, and specifications for an engineering planset; and the testing of watermain and sanitary sewers as part of a construction project.
In this workshop you will be introduced to a new set of basic tools - the tools of a job site trainer. You will explore the skills that are necessary to be an effective trainer, discover how to deliver hands-on training, and examine the process for giving useful feedback.