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DAT 123 - Oral Medicine/Oral Biology

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

Description: This course presents a basic study of oral pathology, pharmacology, nutrition, and common emergencies as related to the role of the dental assistant.

Course Topics:
  • Compromised Patient
  • Drugs Commonly Used in Dentistry
  • Medical Emergency
  • Vital Signs Principles
  • Pain Control and Anesthetic Techniques
  • Diseases of the Teeth, Dental Pulp, and Oral Tissues

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
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. Identify the medically and physically compromised patient.
  2. Use pharmacology references.
  3. Describe drugs commonly used in dentistry.
  4. Identify major medical conditions that can affect patient treatment and how to assist during a medical emergency.
  5. Define and recognize vital signs principles.
  6. Identify pain control and anesthetic techniques in dentistry.
  7. Identify possible diseases of the teeth, dental pulp, oral tissues, and their effects on dental health.

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