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    Jul 15, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DA 103 Chairside Dental Assisting

Prerequisite: DA 101  and DA 102  
2 lectures, 4 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs credit
This course will emphasize patient medical and dental assessments, and proper charting procedures. The student will be able to understand and communicate to the patient pre and post-operative instructions for a variety of dental procedures. The student will demonstrate the ability to select and prepare the armamentarium necessary for general dentistry, perform four-handed dentistry during a wide variety of case selections, and maintain the field of operation and assist with and/or monitor the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia. The dental hygiene techniques required for supragingival scaling and coronal polishing will be introduced. The ability to adapt to patients with special needs and the use of an emergency spill kit as it relates to dentistry will also be included.