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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 23, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DENT 109 Infection Control III

5 credits
Clinical practice designed to advance students’ competence in dental instrument sterilization and infection control procedures, performed under direct supervision of a dentist in private practice, specialty office, or dental clinic.

Prerequisites: DENT 107  and DENT 108  (can also be completed as corequisites)

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

  • Describe rules and regulations related to
    • Attendance
    • Attitude
    • Professionalism
    • Appearance
    • Ethical and legal issues
  • Maintain professional behavior in respect to attendance, attitude, appearance, and dental ethics
  • 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
  • Maintain infection control and aseptic techniques
  • Sanitize, disinfect, and sterilize dental instruments and dental equipment
  • Maintain the sterilization machines
  • Complete a spore test on the sterilization machine
  • Properly handle and store sterilized instruments