This is the pre-clinical component of Introduction to Dentistry Lecture. Students are introduced, learn, and practice dental office applications and chairside techniques in a fully equipped dental clinic. Students assist and simulate dental procedures, infection control protocols, dental emergency response techniques, and other miscellaneous dental assisting duties in this course. Group 2 Course.
Required Prerequisites HDA 101
(can be taken concurrently)
Corequisites HDA 101
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies HAH 120
; HDA120; HDA 160
; HDA 150
; HDA 242
; HDA 243
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Demonstrate set up of operatory and decontamination procedures at the completion of dental treatment.
- Demonstrate operatory preparation for the various general dentistry tray set-ups. ● Identification of instrumentation, burs, and handpieces.
- Demonstrate clinical chairside skills.
- Coordinate patient preparation for dental treatment.
- Review seating of patient, dental treatment plans after reviewing patient medical/dental histories utilizing prior course concepts.
- Review medical emergencies.
Learning How to Learn:
- Interact with others to communicate patient education and post-operative management. Caring – Civic Learning:
- Engage with instructors to reflect clinical chairside skills learned throughout all of the dental curricula.
- Direct learning/self-evaluation of clinical competency of preclinical and clinical settings.