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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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DENA 1012 - Dental Assisting Pre-Clinic II

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course is the second in a 2-part series that helps prepare the student for clinical activities. Topics include intraoral and extraoral diseases, medical emergencies in the dental office, dental disease transmission concepts and prevention, OSHA guidelines, and dental pharmacology as it relates to dental procedures. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements. Acceptance in the Dental Assisting Program is required.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Concurrently enrolled in DENA 1000  and DENA 1011 .

Major Content
  1. Body defenses-repair, antibodies, resistance and allergy
  2. Oral pathology and how it relates to the dental profession
  3. The assistant’s role in the intra and extra oral examination
  4. Tooth diseases and dental disturbances
  5. Antibiotics and other therapeutic agents and written prescriptions
  6. Benign oral tumors and prevention
  7. Common medical emergencies in the dental setting
  8. Disease transmission prevention and precautions
  9. Drugs used in the dental profession
  10. Infectious and hazardous waste and equipment for removal
  11. Microbiology and disease producing viruses and bacteria
  12. OSHA guidelines for the dental personnel
  13. Standard precautions and personal protective equipment
  14. Techniques for aseptic conditions - including MSDS information
  15. Techniques for disinfecting and sanitizing

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Describe the dental professional roles in the oral examination.
  2. Describe task categorization.
  3. Identify standard precautions.
  4. Explain the OSHA hazard communication program.
  5. Describe sanitizing, disinfecting, and sterilizing techniques.
  6. Identify drugs used in the dental profession.
  7. Describe contraindications and side effects of medications.
  8. Describe legal responsibilities of the dental team.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge in safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.
  10. Identify causes and effects of diseases of the oral cavity.
  11. Describe oral cancers and prevention.
  12. Define key terms in the prevention of disease transmission, oral pathology, medical emergencies in the dental setting, and dental pharmacology.
  13. Describe the methods of infection transmission.
  14. Describe infectious diseases concerning the dental health professional.
  15. Explain infection control and cross contamination.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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