Academics

Course Descriptions

DENTAL ASSISTING (DAS)

DAS100 - Infection Control and Medical Emergencies Credits: 3
This course provides the knowledge, skill and responsibilities of the dental assistant in the area of infection control and medical emergencies. Topics include disease transmission; infection control procedures; occupational safety precau- tions, procedures and protocols; OSHA regulations; HIPAA law; sterilization; health histories; vital signs; oxygen; neu- rological, cardiac, respiratory and other emergencies that can occur in the dental office.
Prerequisites: ENG 101, BIO 125.

DAS101 - Chairside Dental Assisting I Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills and responsibilities of the dental assistant. Topics include dental terminology, basic chairside skills, ergonomics, preventative dentistry, restorative dentistry assisting, moisture control, and topical anesthesia. The student will practice skills in a supervised clinical laboratory setting.
Prerequisites: ENG 101, BIO 125, DAS 100.
Corequisites: DAS 100, 102, 103, 104.