Course Outlines

Chairside Assisting I — DENT 1135

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 4.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 3.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of working in a dental office setting as a chairside assistant. It introduces concepts of dental charting, techniques of basic equipment, supplies, four-handed dentistry, oral evacuation and instrument identification and their proper use. This course also provides an introduction to the psychology of patient management skills necessary for effective interaction with patients.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 10/14/10 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Define and demonstrate how to maintain the oral cavity and the equipment utilized in treatment of the oral cavity.
    2. Demonstrate proper tray set-up. Perform various chair side skills, including four handed dentistry.
    3. Accurately identify dental conditions and record information correctly into patient charts.
    4. Practice professional behavior in a dental environment using both written and oral communication.
    5. Demonstrate the proper techniques of seating preparing and dismissing of patients.
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted