Dec 10, 2023
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.
- 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
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:
- Identify the medically and physically compromised patient.
- Use pharmacology references.
- Describe drugs commonly used in dentistry.
- Identify major medical conditions that can affect patient treatment and how to assist during a medical emergency.
- Define and recognize vital signs principles.
- Identify pain control and anesthetic techniques in dentistry.
- Identify possible diseases of the teeth, dental pulp, oral tissues, and their effects on dental health.
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Official Course Syllabus