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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DENA 1780 - Introduction of Dental Assisting Internships

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the business aspect of a dental practice and completion of professional development activities. It includes preparation for employment and knowledge of legal and ethical standards. Students will review their prior knowledge in preparation for their clinical internships. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): DENA 1020 , DENA 1031 , DENA 1041 , DENA 1042 , and DENA 1050 .
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Completion of forms for clinical internships
  2. Dental team’s role/ethical responsibilities including MSDS and hazardous waste information
  3. Employment interview and dental assisting skills
  4. Front office and bookkeeping duties of a dental practice
  5. Job seeking/keeping skills and application, resume, and employment correspondence
  6. Management of patient records
  7. Professional development activities
  8. Role of the Minnesota State Board of Dentistry
  9. Simulated business transactions both written and computerized

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

  1. Manage patient dental records.
  2. Conduct simulated business transactions.
  3. Demonstrate professional development.
  4. Prepare for employment.
  5. Identify legal and ethical standards in dental assisting and dentistry.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of dental assisting skills.
  7. Prepare for clinical internships.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.

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

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