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DAE 165 - Dental Assisting Procedures I

1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods

Techniques and procedures of chairside dental assisting. Includes dental equipment and room design; chairside assisting and team approach; procedures applied in clinical treatment; and computer systems and technology in the dental environment. Also includes the application of student supervised experience in performing dental assisting functions in the clinical setting on patients.

Corequisite(s): DAE 159 , DAE 160 , DAE 161 , DAE 162 , DAE 162LB , DAE 163 , DAE 163LC , DAE 164 , DAE 164LB , DAE 165LC  
Information: Consent of program coordinator is required before enrolling in this course.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills required to systematically collect diagnostic data. 
  2. Demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of clinical supportive treatments.
  3. Demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of business office procedures.
  4. Demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills required to manage infection hazard control protocol consistent with published professional guidelines.
  5. Define and explain state and federal dental laws and regulations.

  1. Dental Equipment and Room Design
    1. Equipment
      1. Dental chair
      2. Operator’s/assistant’s chair
      3. Dental unit
      4. Mobile unit
      5. Dental light
      6. Central vacuum
      7. Care of equipment
    2. Zones of operation
      1. Placement of operating equipment
      2. Positions of participants
      3. Classification of motions
    3. Preparation of patient
      1. Seating and draping
      2. Receiving and dismissing
      3. Charts and radiographs available
  2. Chairside Assisting and Team Approach: Four-Six Handed Dentistry
    1. Oral evacuation
      1. Suction tip and mirror placement
      2. Instrument transfer
      3. Handpiece transfer
      4. Stages of instrument transfer
    2. Preparing set-ups
      1. Basic examinations
      2. Oral examinations
      3. Anesthetic tray set-up
  3. Chairside Procedures Applied in Clinical Treatment
    1. Restorative tray set-up
    2. Periodontic tray set-up
    3. Surgical tray set-up
    4. Endodontic tray set-up
    5. Orthodontic tray set-up
    6. Fixed prosthodontic tray set-up
    7. Prosthdontic tray set-up
    8. Pediatric dentistry
    9.       Application of sterilization, sanitation, and disinfection where applicable
  4. Computer Systems and Technology in the Dental Environment
    1. Charting and recording dental conditions
    2. Documenting treatment and treatment plan 
  5. Application of Proper Dental Assisting Procedures Utilizing Live Patients

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18