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DEA 576 - Dental Assisting Clinic I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 12
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Application of knowledge and skills as student rotate through dental healthcare settings. At least 50% of rotations are in general dental practices with the remaining rotations in specialty dental practices
Prerequisite: DEA 253 , DEA 256 , DEA 507 , DEA 424 , DHY 221 , DHY 161  
Corequisite: DEA 591  , DEA 615 , DEA 263 , DEA 321 , DEA 702  
Competencies
  1. Evaluate professional work habits
    1. Display promptness and excellent attendance
    2. Define and describe self-motivation
    3. Illustrate organizational skills
    4. Perform professional patient and coworker communications
    5. Apply a clean, neat and professional appearance
    6. Demonstrates self-control
    7. Accepts constructive criticism
    8. Seeks help and guidance, if needed
  2. Apply infection control techniques designed to prevent the spread of transmitted diseases to the care of all patients following OSHA/CDC guidelines
    1. Identify and apply OSHA/CDC recommended guidelines
    2. Illustrate aseptic technique
    3. Identify proper sterilization techniques
    4. Identify proper disinfecting techniques
    5. Describe and utilize barriers to transmission
    6. Demonstrate proper PPE needed for all procedures
  3. Demonstrate employability skills
    1. Perform operative skills needed for 4 handed dentistry
    2. Practice communication skills, verbal and written
    3. Utilize patient management skills
    4. Demonstrate dental office maintenance skills
    5. Development of problem solving skills
    6. Illustrate anticipation of operator needs
    7. Display proper housekeeping techniques
  4. Review with the patient dental disease chain, plaque control techniques, and dietary considerations
    1. Recite personalized oral hygiene instructions
    2. Discuss dietary needs of the patient
    3. Develop a nutritional plan for a patient
    4. Use of the “show and tell” technique
    5. Collect feedback to check communication success
  5. Perform clinical supportive functions
    1. Prepare, seat and dismiss patient
    2. Perform laboratory functions
    3. Arrange tray set ups
    4. Demonstrate rubber cup polish and fluoride application
    5. Maintain patient records
    6. Manipulate materials used in dentistry in a chairside or laboratory setting
  6. Provide diagnostic aids, including radiographs, patient records, vital signs and laboratory functions
    1. Produce radiographs as operator requests
    2. Reproduce intra oral structures in the form of a study model
    3. Operate an intra oral camera
    4. Take and record vital signs
  7. Assist with general business office procedures
    1. Perform filing, billing, and other front office duties
    2. Collect patient records for the following day
    3. Assist with confirming patients
    4. Maintain reception room
  8. Display additional assisting skills
    1. Identifies and considers the safety and comfort of the patient
    2. Displays adaptability
    3. Uses equipment and supplies with care, ingenuity and economy
    4. Identifies signs and symptoms presented by patients and the changes that take place



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