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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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DENA 1782 - Dental Assisting General Office Internship

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 1 Lab 6
Course Description: This course focuses on the application and practice of dental assisting skills in a general dental 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 Minnesota State Licensure Exam application
  2. Discuss and share experiences from their clinical sites including a MSDS and hazardous waste review
  3. Discuss effective types of communication skills
  4. Participate in ethical problem solving situations

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

  1. Demonstrate ability to assist in a general dental office.
  2. Demonstrate ability to perform expanded functions.
  3. Demonstrate ability to perform business skills.
  4. Demonstrate ability to perform laboratory skills.
  5. Demonstrate ability to perform as a team member.
  6. Demonstrate effective patient and dental setting communication skills.
  7. Demonstrate eligibility to take the Minnesota State Licensure Examination.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.
  9. Identify new technology and research in dentistry.

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

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