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DAT 110 - Dental Terminology

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 3

Description: This course provides a study of dental terminology as it relates to procedures and techniques used in dental assisting.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032  and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Formation of Teeth
  • Dental Professionals and Facility Setups
  • Infection Control
  • Emergency Care
  • Prevention and Examination
  • Pharmacology and Pain Management
  • Tooth Restorations
  • Cosmetic Dentistry

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Computer with Internet access
  • Word processing software (must be able to save Word format)
  • Anti-virus software.

Grading System:
An overall grade of B or higher is required for transferability.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Recognize terms used in a dental practice, associating the need of breaking down each term into separate parts for combining into difficult words.
  2. List and locate terms related to the anatomy and oral structures.
  3. Associate tems related to the formation of teeth.
  4. Define words related to dental professionals and facility setups.
  5. List and describe use of terms related to infection control.
  6. Recognize terms related to emergency care.
  7. Restate terms related to prevention and examination.
  8. List and explain terms related to pharmacology and pain management.
  9. Describe term related to tooth restorations.
  10. Associate terms related to cosmetic dentistry.

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