May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DS 101 - Chairside Assisting I

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of working in a dental office as a chairside assistant. The student will be introduced to dental terminology, oral anatomy, and oral tissue examination that will be utilized in patient charting. It introduces concepts and techniques of basic equipment use and maintenance, four-handed dentistry, oral evacuation, isolation techniques, beneficial ergonomics, and basic instrument identification and transfer. Students will utilize oral communication skills to instruct patients in proper oral hygiene and preventive dentistry. It also will provide the students with basic nutritional concepts and their practical applications. Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 Contact Hours: 45/30/0/75 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.