HDA 102 - Introduction to Dentistry Lab

Course Description

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.

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Required Prerequisites

HDA 101 (can be taken concurrently)


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

  • 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.
Human Dimension:
  • 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.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Direct learning/self-evaluation of clinical competency of preclinical and clinical settings.