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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catalog Addendum (2019-2020)

Below are listed additions and corrections to the 2019-2020 Prairie State Catalog since its publication on 13 May 2019. All corrections listed below will appear in the 2020-2021 catalog sections.

This page was last updated on 10 December 2019.

Changes by Department/Program

Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting Certificate  

The Program Requirements should read:

Math Competency – Placement into MATH 095 or completion of MATH 090 with a grade of C or better

General Education Core:

  • COMM 101 Principles of Communication 3 hrs transfer credit

  • ENG 101 Composition I 3 hrs transfer credit

  • PSYCH 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 hrs transfer credit

Area of Concentration (courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher):

  • DA 101 Introduction to Dental Assisting 2 hrs credit

  • DA 102 Dental Office Management 2 hrs credit

  • DA 103 Chairside Dental Assisting 4 hrs credit

  • DA 104 Dental Radiology 4 hrs credit

  • DA 105 Related Dental Sciences 1 hr credit

  • DA 106 Dental Materials for the Dental Assistant 4 hrs credit

  • DA 201 Dental Material II - Expanded Functions 4 hrs credit

  • DA 202 Dental Specialties 4 hrs credit

  • DA 299 Clinical Applications 7 hrs credit

DA 101   – Introduction to Dental Assisting:

The course description should read:

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Assisting Program.
2 lectures per week: 2 hrs credit
The course will cover an introduction to the field of dentistry and the different occupations within dentistry. Preventative dentistry concepts with emphasis on diet, nutrition and proper home care will be elaborated. Infection control, personal protection, medical emergencies, first aid and ethics will be discussed as it is related to the practice of dental assisting. General and oral anatomy, histology and embryology, microbiology and dental diseases will also be included.