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DAT 154 - Clinical Procedures I

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 6 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 4

Description: This course includes preparation to assist a dentist efficiently in four-handed dentistry. Emphasis is on the names and functions of all dental instruments, the principles involved in their use, and the assistants’ role in dental instrumentation.

Course Topics:
  • Delivering of Dental Care
  • Dental Hand Instruments and Dental Handpieces and Accessories
  • Patient Record
  • Charting
  • Principles of Microbiology
  • Infection Control in the Dental Office
  • Instrument Processing and Sterilization
  • Moisture Control

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Clinical uniform
  • Lab jackets
  • Safety glasses/shield
  • Utility gloves
  • Notebook (3 ring binder, 1 inch)

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. Describe the dental office and the delivering of dental care.
  2. Demonstrate preparation skills for patient care using dental hand instruments, handpieces and accessories.
  3. Demonstrate competency in documenting and interpreting the patient record.
  4. Demonstrate skills in charting.
  5. demonstrate competency of the facts and principles of microbiology.
  6. Discuss disease transmission and infection control in the dental office.
  7. Demonstrate principles and techniques of disinfection and instrument processing and sterilization in a dental office.
  8. Discuss moisture control.

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