Course Outline


I. Communication in the Dental Office

A. Verbal & Nonverbal Communication

B. Patient Management

C. Dental Ethics & Jurisprudence

D. Patient Records

E. Charting

F. Computer Use

II. Dental Anatomy & Physiology

A. Body Systems

B. Head and Neck Anatomy

C. Embryology & Histology

D. Tooth Morphology

III. Work Place Safety

A. OHSA Standards

B. Disease Transmission & Infection Control

C. Management of Hazardous Materials

D. Emergency Management

IV. Dental Radiography

A. Physics & Biological Effects of Radiation

B. Operator & Patient Safety

C. Radiograph Exposure & Development

D. Interpretation & Mounting

E. Imaging Systems

V. Systemic Health

A. Patient Education

B. Nutrition

C. Vital Signs

D. Oral Pathology & Therapeutics

VI. General Dental Practices

A. Operatory Preparation & Maintenance

B. Dental Procedures, Materials, & Instrumentation

C. Maintaining a Clear Operative Field

VII. Dental Specialties

             A. Prosthodontics

             B.  Periodontics

              C. Orthodontics

              D. Endodontics

              E.  Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

              F.  Related Laboratory Skills

VIII.  Expanded Restorative Functions (workbook format)

             A.  Cavity Preparation Review

             B.  Dental Amalgam Restorations

             C.  Non-metallic Restorations

              D.  Skill Evaluation

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