2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Dec 05, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DA 108B - Introduction to Dental Assisting

Credits: 2
Overview of the dental occupations, dental terminology, dental history, interpersonal relationships and employment requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Pronounce, spell and define commonly used dental terms.
  2. Describe significant events of dental history.
  3. List noted contributors in the dental field.
  4. Identify members of the dental health team, the educational requirements of each and the duties they perform.
  5. Develop positive attitudes towards work and service to others and ethical responsibilities for dental team members, the dentist, the patient and each other.
  6. Develop cultural sensitivity and awareness within the workplace environment.
  7. List the duties the Nevada State Board of Dentistry allows dental assistants to perform.
  8. Recognize information that must legally be entered into a patient’s record.
  9. Develop positive communication and listening skills in a mock patient interview.
  10. Identify different personality disorders and the psychological requirements used to treat patients having such disorders. .
  11. Explain how patient psychology is applied to verbal and written communication with a patient to achieve desired outcomes.
  12. State the extra considerations that are required for a special patient.
  13. Prepare a personal resume and apply listening and verbal communication techniques in a mock interview .
  14. Describe the dental assistant’s role to communicate appropriately with the dentist, staff members, other associated individuals, and the patient.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Assisting Program
Corequisite: DA 115B  and DA 118B  and DA 124B  

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