May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog Archived

DAT 177 - Dental Office Experience


Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 21 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 7

Description: This course consists of practice in the dental office or clinic with rotation of assignments to encompass experiences in office management and clinical experience in all areas of dentistry.

Course Topics:
  • Patient Management
  • Chairside Assisting and Maintaining the Operatory
  • Exposing, Processing, Mounting, Filing, and Storing Dental Radiographs
  • Dental Laboratory Procedures
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • Oral Health Education
  • Office Management Duties

Textbooks:
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Notebook
  • Handbook

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. Demonstrate patient management skills.
  2. Demonstrate skills in chairside assisting and maintaining the operatory.
  3. Demonstrate skills in exposing, processing, mounting, filing, and storing dental radiographs.
  4. Demonstrate skills in selected dental laboratory procedures.
  5. Demonstrate proper sterilization techniques and maintenance of sterilization equipment.
  6. Participate in oral health education.
  7. Participate in office management duties.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Course Policies  that include:

  • Identity Verification
  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard Course Policies  on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Add/Drop period
  • Attendance
  • Classroom Conduct
  • Equal Access
  • IT Access
  • Online Behavior
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Student Concerns
  • Student Help Services
  • Withdrawals


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