Dental Assistant Curriculum

Dental Assistant Curriculum


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Rice Lake Curriculum

Dental Assistant

2018-19

Dental Assistant

2017-18

Dental Assistant

Suggested Course List

Dental Assistant Curriculum Checklist

2019-20


Required Program Courses

10508101
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Prepares dental auxiliary students to respond proactively to dental emergencies, control infection, prevent disease, adhere to OSHA Standards, and safely manage hazardous materials. Students also take patient vital signs and collect patient medical/dental histories. CPR certification is a prerequisite; students will be required to show proof of certification before beginning the course. This course is a WTCS aligned course required in both the Dental Hygienist and Dental Assisting programs. PREREQUISITE: Current certification in CPR for Healthcare Providers and acceptance into the Dental Assistant program.
10508103
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Prepares dental auxiliary students to operate x-ray units and expose bitewing, periapical, extra oral, and occlusal radiographs. Emphasis is placed on protection against x-ray hazards. Students also process, mount, and evaluate radiographs for diagnostic value. In this course students demonstrate competency on a manikin. In addition, students expose bitewing radiographs on a peer, role-play patient. Students gain further experience in exposing radiographs on patients in the clinical portion of their program. This course also provides the background in radiographic theory required for students to make informed decisions and adjustments. Corequisites: 10508101 Dental Health Safety, 10508304 Dental and General Anatomy, 10508113 Dental Materials,31508306 Dental Assistant Clinical, and 31508302 Dental Chairside.
10508113
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Prepares dental auxiliary students to handle and prepare dental materials such as liners, bases, cements, amalgam, resin restorative materials, gypsum products, and impression materials. They also learn to take alginate impressions on manikins and clean removable appliances. This course is aligned to serve students in the Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant programs. COREQUISITES: 10508101 Dental Health Safety, 31508302 Dental Chairside, 10508304 Dental and General Anatomy 10508103 Dental Radiography and 31508306 Dental Assistant Clinical.
10508120
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Prepares dental auxiliary students to manage telephones, appointments, recall systems, and inventory. Students also develop the skills need to process accounts receivable and payable, collections, and third party reimbursements. Students use dental software programs.PREREQUISITES: 10508101 Dental Health Safety, 10508103 Dental Radiography, 10508113 Dental Materials, 10508304 Dental and General Anatomy, 31508302 Dental Chairside, 31508306 Dental Assistant Clinical, 31508307 Dental Assistant Professionalism (all first semester classes) COREQUISITES: 31508308 Dental Chairside Advanced, 31508309 Dental Laboratory Procedures, 31508310 Dental Radiography – Advanced, and 31508311 Dental Assistant Clinical – Adv
10508304
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Prepares dental assistant students to apply fundamentals of general and dental anatomy to informed decision-making and to professional communication with colleagues and patients. PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into the Dental Assistant program AND COREQUISITES of 31508302 Dental Chairside, 10508101 Dental Health Safety, 10508103 Dental Radiography, 10508113 Dental Materials, and 31508306 Dental Assistant Clinical.
31508302
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UGRD
| 5 CR
Prepares dental assistant students to chart oral cavity structures, dental pathology, and restorations and to assist a dentist with basic dental procedures including examinations, pain control, amalgam restoration, and cosmetic restoration. Students will also develop the ability to educate patients about preventive dentistry, brushing and flossing techniques, and dental procedures, using lay terminology. Throughout the course, students will apply decoding strategies to the correct use and interpretation of dental terminology. COREQUISITES: 10508101 Dental Health Safety, 10508304 Dental and General Anatomy, 10508113 Dental Materials, and 10508103 Dental Radiography and 31508306 Dental Assistant Clinical.
31508306
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Students apply skills developed in Dental and General Anatomy, Dental Health Safety, Dental Chairside, Dental Materials, Dental Radiography, and Professionalism in a clinical setting with patients. Emphasizes integration of core abilities and basic occupational skills. COREQUISITES: 10508101 Dental Health Safety, 10508304 Dental and General Anatomy, 31508302 Dental Chairside, 10508113 Dental Materials, 10508103 Dental Radiography and 31508307 Dental Assistant Professional.
31508307
|
UGRD
| 1 CR
Prepares dental assistant students for professional success in a dental practice or another dental health care environment. Students develop professional appearance and image. More importantly, they learn to work within ethical guidelines and legal frameworks. In preparation for entering the work force, dental assistants customize or develop their portfolios and lay out an on-going professional development plan. PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into the Dental Assistant program.
31508308
|
UGRD
| 5 CR
Prepares dental assistant students to adapt chairside skills to assisting with dental specialties as they are performed in general practice. Focuses on pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Students will also develop the ability to assist with sealants, perform coronal polishing, and apply topical fluoride and topical anesthetics. Prerequisites: All first year courses, 10508101 Dental Health Safety, 10508103 Dental Radiography, 10508113 Dental Materials, 10508304 Dental and General Anatomy, 31508302 Dental Chairside, 31508306 Dental Assistant Clinical, 31508307 Dental Assistant Professionalism. Corequisites: 10508120 Dental Office Management, 31508309 Dental Laboratory Procedures, 31508310 Dental Radiography – Advanced, and 31508311 Dental Assistant Clinical – Adv
31508309
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Prepares Dental Assistant students to produce alginate impressions and fabricate diagnostic models, oral appliances, temporary restorations, and custom trays. Students also polish oral appliances. Prerequisites: 10508101 Dental Health Safety, 10508103 Dental Radiography, 10508113 Dental Materials, 10508304 Dental and General Anatomy, 31508302 Dental Chairside, 31508306 Dental Assistant Clinical, 31508307 Dental Assistant Professionalism. Corequisites: 10508120 Dental Office Management, 31508308 Dental Chairside Advanced, 31508310 Dental Radiography – Advanced, and 31508311 Dental Assistant Clinical – Adv
31508310
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Builds on principles and skills developed in Dental Radiography. Dental Assisting students expose full mouth series, extra-oral and specialized radiographs on adult and child patients. Emphasis is placed on protection against x-ray hazards. Students will also process, mount, and evaluate radiographs for diagnostic value. In addition, they will use radiographs to explain dental health and treatment plans to patients. Prerequisites: 10508101 Dental Health Safety, 10508103 Dental Radiography, 10508113 Dental Materials, 10508304 Dental and General Anatomy, 31508302 Dental Chairside, 31508306 Dental Assistant Clinical, 31508307 Dental Assistant Professionalism. Corequisites: 10508120 Dental Office Management, 31508308 Dental Chairside Advanced, 31508309 Dental Laboratory Procedures, and 31508311 Dental Assistant Clinical – Adv
31508311
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Dental Assisting students apply skills developed in Dental Chairside - Advanced, Dental Lab Procedures, Dental Radiography - Advanced, and Dental Office Procedures in a clinical setting with patients. Emphasizes integration of core abilities and basic and advanced occupational skills. Prerequisites: 10508101 Dental Health Safety, 10508103 Dental Radiography, 10508113 Dental Materials, 10508304 Dental and General Anatomy, 31508302 Dental Chairside, 31508306 Dental Assistant Clinical, 31508307 Dental Assistant Professionalism. Corequisites: 10508120 Dental Office Management, 31508308 Dental Chairside Advanced, 31508309 Dental Laboratory Procedures, 31508310 Dental Radiography Advanced.

Required General Studies Courses

10801196
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities, and other projects.

Total: 33 Credits


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