Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jan 18, 2019  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DENT 294 Dental Assisting Internship

6 credits
This course is clinical practice designed to perfect students’ competence in dental assisting functions, performed under direct supervision of a dentist in private practice, specialty offices and dental clinics.

Prerequisites: DENT 131 , DENT 133 , DENT 136 , DENT 137 .

Corequisites: DENT 211 , DENT 214 , DENT 215 .

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the rules & regulations as they relate to:
    • Attendance
    • Attitude
    • Professionalism
    • Appearance
    • Ethical and legal issues
  • Exhibit the expectation of a dental assistant as related to:
    • Attendance
    • Attitude
    • Professionalism
    • Appearance
    • Ethical and legal issues
  • Describe, identify, and exhibit communication skills appropriate in the clinical setting (i. e., interaction with dentist, staff, patients, coworkers)
  • Keep records during the clinical assignments to include procedures and assignments completed
  • Observe clinical procedures
  • Assist the operator with clinical procedures
  • Give oral hygiene & post-operative instructions to patients
  • Perform expanded functions under supervision
  • Expose, process, and mount radiographs
  • Review and record a complete health history
  • Prepare tray set-ups
  • Sterilize and/or disinfect operatories and dental instruments and trays
  • Assist the receptionist in front office duties
  • Assist the chairside assistant in general dental assisting duties
  • Four-handed dentistry
  • Six-handed dentistry