DAS-100 - Dental Assisting Techniques 12 credits
This course is primarily designed to educate students in the proper identification, function, use and care of all types of hand instruments and dental equipment. As students' progress, they will have a working knowledge of a basic tray set up in addition to Class I-VI Tray set-ups and instrument sequencing for amalgam and composite procedures. Students will learn the principles of four-handed chairside assisting and be able to demonstrate exchanging instruments with a dental operator. Aseptic techniques, including an understanding of the principles of microbiology, infection control, disinfection, sterilization procedures and hazardous and chemical waste management are emphasized in this introductory course. In addition, dental terminology and charting procedures will be covered.
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