Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
DEA253Dental Science I4Introduction to the various sciences necessary for the dental assistant. Microbiology and oral pathology are covered. Prerequisite: DEA 256 must be taken concurrently or prior to this courseLoading...
DEA256Dental Anatomy2The study of head, neck and dental anatomy is combined to give the student background information for application in dental assisting courses.Loading...
DEA263Dental Science II2A continuation of Dental Science I. Emphasis on effects of drugs and emergency procedures. Prerequisite: CPR certification, DEA 253, 256Loading...
DEA297Ethics/Jurisprudence Seminar1Continuation of DEA 591. Also includes the study of the ethics and legal responsibilities of the dental profession as well as the functions and jurisprudence of the auxiliary personnel. Prerequisite: Second semester standing in Dental Assisting program; Corequisite: DEA 577Loading...
DEA321Dental Radiography II2A continuation of Dental Radiography I. Weekly seminars for basic interpretation of radiographics and laboratory experience to develop student competence in making oral radiographic surveys. Prerequisite: DEA 253, 256, 507, DHY 161Loading...
DEA424Dental Materials Lab1Through laboratory experience, the student learns techniques in preparation and utilization of dental materials. Prerequisite: DEA 256Loading...
DEA507Principles of Dental Assisting6Basic concepts of chairside assisting are covered with emphasis on the role of the team in delivery systems. Terminology, instruments, equipment and basic procedures are covered. Prerequisite: DEA 253, 256, 424; DHY 221 must be taken concurrently or prior to this courseLoading...
DEA576Dental Assisting Clinic I3Application of knowledge and skills as students rotate through dental offices, clinics and hospital clinics. General and specialty practices are included in rotations. Prerequisite: Current CPR Certification, DEA 253, 256, 507, 424, DHY 221, 161. Corequisite: DEA 591Loading...
DEA577Dental Assisting Clinic II4Continuation of DEA 576. Corequisite: DEA 297Loading...
DEA591Dental Assisting Seminar1Discussion and problem-solving from clinical practice. Provides an awareness of types of office situations and discussion of clinical aspects of dental assisting and dentistry. Oral reports and weekly evaluations are required. Prerequisite: DEA 253, 256, 507, 424, DHY 221, 161. Corequisite: DEA 576Loading...
DEA615Clinical Dental Assisting5A continuation of Principals of Dental Assisting (DEA 507) with emphasis on operative dentistry, dental specialties and advanced functions. The laboratory phase develops students' competencies in clinical assisting. Prerequisite: DEA 253, 256, 507, 424, DHY 221, 161Loading...
DEA702Dental Office Procedures2Covers the business aspects of the dental office: patient relations, appointment book management, financial records, telephone communications, credits and collections, dental insurance, tax records, supply and inventory systems. Prerequisite: 35 WPM keyboard skills and computer literacyLoading...