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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Dental Assisting (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Health Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

The American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP) is designed to train participants to save lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This course prepares healthcare professionals (those currently working in a healthcare setting or potential for working in a healthcare setting) to know how to perform CPR in both in- and out-of-hospital settings. The course includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques, administration of the AED, and first aid. Those who successfully complete the course will receive an AHA Heartsaver First Aid Provider Card and AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider card, valid for two years.

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description:

Orientation to terms related specifically to the science of dentistry. Includes dental terminology application along with definitions and relationships of words to other similar dental terms, the use of root words, prefixes and suffixes related to dentistry. Introduction to the profession of dental assisting and the ethics, laws and rules.

Notes: Department permission required. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Principles of dental assisting skills with emphasis on exposure control, dental instrument differentiation, patient anatomy, collecting data and basic dental laboratory procedures. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

Notes: Department permission required. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Corequisites: DAS 1105

Description:

Laboratory experiences for DAS 1104.

Notes: Department permission required. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Corequisites: DAS 1104

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Principles of dental assisting skills with emphasis on dental procedure instrument differentiation. Basic dental laboratory materials and equipment utilization. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

Notes: Department permission required. Summer Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Corequisites: DAS 1205

Description: Laboratory experiences for DAS 1204.

Notes: Department permission required. Summer Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Corequisites: DAS 1204

Description:

This course will introduce the learner to business operating systems in a dental office. Includes procedure manuals, HIPPA, record keeping, accounts receivable, inventory and scheduling.

Notes: Department permission required. Summer Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description:

The learner will be introduced to Dental Radiography for the Dental Assistant. The course will prepare the learner for the state license examination for exposing radiographs in a dental office setting. Includes properties of x-rays, the dental x-ray machine, radiation effects, radiation safety, digital imaging, dental films, and the processing of radiographs. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Department permission required. Summer Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Approval of Department

Corequisites: DAS 1107 DAS 1207

Description:

Scientific principles of radiation, radiographic production and patient management in dental practice.

Notes: Department permission required. Summer Only.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Approval of Department

Corequisites: DAS 1106 DEH 1206

 

Term hours subtotal:

8

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.