September 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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September 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DS 102 - Pre-Clinical Dental Assisting

This course will introduce the student to the health and safety considerations for basic infection control, dental emergencies and the disease process, including infectious diseases and disease transmission. Topics include occupational safety, personal protection, exposure control, infection control, sterilization and disinfection techniques, hazard and bloodborne pathogens standards, and waste disposal as defined by governmental agencies such as OSHA, CDC, and EPA. This course will also discuss the prevention and treatment of common medical emergencies experienced in the dental office. The student will have a basic understanding of the classification, administration, and use and effects of drugs commonly used in a dental office. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.