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

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DENA 1781 - Dental Assisting Specialty Internship

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on the application and practice of dental assisting skills in a dental specialty practice. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements. All Dental Assisting program courses must be completed. Must have HBV series of inoculations and be covered by both medical insurance and professional liability insurance. Student must complete a Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): DENA 1780  
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Complete National Certification Exam application
  2. Discuss and share experiences from specialty clinical site including a MSDS and hazardous waste reviewDiscuss effective types of communication skills
  3. Participate in ethical problem solving situations and simulations

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

  1. Demonstrate eligibility to take the National Examination.
  2. Demonstrate ability to assist in at least one of the following specialty practices: prosthodontics, oral surgery, pedodontics, endodontics, periodontics, or orthodontics,
  3. Demonstrate effective patient and dental setting communication skills.
  4. Identify new technology and research in dentistry.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.

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

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