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 Course Title:   Introduction to Dental Assisting

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO/DENTAL ASSISTING

 Department:    DEN

 Course #:    100

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Orientation to college and program policies, procedures, standards, materials and resources. Introduction to the role of dental assisting within the field of dentistry and to the historical, legal, and ethical issues relating to dental assisting.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and discuss key figures and events regarding historical influences in the science of dentistry.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of dental support personnel (dental assistant, hygienist, expanded function D.A., and sterile processing tech.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of educational and licensing requirements (DANB, WSDA, local colleges) and legislation that impacts dental professionals.
  4. Identify and recognize the significance of professional dental-related organizations.
  5. Identify career pathways and education requirements for the dental professions.
  6. List and define dental specialty occupations, including new and emerging specialties.
  7. Discuss and apply ethics and jurisprudence as it relates to dental assisting.
  8. Be knowledgeable of and abide by HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Key figures and events regarding historical influences in the science of dentistry.
  2. Dental support personnel (dental assistant, hygienist, expanded function D.A., and sterile processing tech).
  3. Educational and licensing requirements (DANB, WSDA, local colleges) and legislation that impacts dental professionals.
  4. Professional dental-related organizations.
  5. Career pathways and education requirements for the dental professions.
  6. Dental specialty occupations, including new and emerging specialties.
  7. Ethics and jurisprudence as it relates to dental assisting.
  8. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.