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DAE 166 - Dental Assisting II

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Principles and techniques of dental assisting. Includes pharmacology and therapeutics; and dental office inventory control. Also includes techniques and procedures for emergency medical/dental care as applied to dental assisting.

Prerequisite(s): DAE 159 , DAE 160 , DAE 161 , DAE 162 , DAE 162LB , DAE 163 , DAE 163LC , DAE 164 , DAE 164LB , and DAE 165 .
Corequisite(s): DAE 167 , DAE 169 , DAE 169LC  
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. Demonstrate knowledge of biomedical dental science.
  6. Define and explain state and federal dental laws and regulations.

Outline:
  1. Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    1. General principles of drug action
      1. Characterization of drug actions
      2. Route of drug administration
    2. Definitions and general introductory considerations
      1. Terms
        1. Pharmacology
        2. Pharmacognosy
        3. Posology
        4. Toxicology
        5. Pharmacodynamics
      2. Pharmacology in dental practice
      3. Publications in pharmacology
      4. Drug nomenclature
      5. Federal regulatory agencies
      6. The Bureau of Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD)
      7. Prescription writing, sedative and hypnotic drugs (barbiturates)
    3. Parental sedation and nitrous oxide analgesia
      1. General considerations
      2. Psychological aspects of patient management
      3. Medical history
      4. Limitations of oral sedation
      5. Agents and adverse effects
    4. General anesthesia
      1. Chemical properties
      2. Physical properties, uptake, and elimination
      3. Pharmacologic effects of the central nervous system
      4. Agents and adverse effects
    5. Local Anesthetics
      1. Chemical properties
      2. Pharmacologic effects on the peripheral nervous system
      3. Agents and adverse effects
  2. Emergency Medical/Dental Care
    1. Dental office emergencies
      1. Health histories
      2. Emergency kits
      3. Oxygen therapy
        1. Epileptic convulsions
        2. Diabetes
        3. Hypertension
        4. Hemorrhage
        5. Allergic reaction
        6. Dental emergencies
    2. Summary and evaluation
  3. Dental Office Inventory Control
    1. Types of inventory systems
    2. Ordering
    3. Expendable/non-expendable supplies
    4. Receiving orders


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18