Dental Assistant O.E.C.

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Minimum Requirements for Dental Assistant Occupational Endorsement: 16 credits

Students must earn a C- or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Occupational Endorsement Requirements
Complete the occupational endorsement requirements.
Dental Assistant Program Requirements
DA F100Introduction to Dental Assisting3
DA F152Dental Materials and Applications4
DA F154Dental Radiography3
DA F251Beginning Chairside for Dental Assistants4
HLTH F110Professional Skills for the Workplace2
HLTH F122First Aid and CPR for the Health Care Provider0
Total Credits16

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the skills required to perform clinical chairside procedures, utilize dental materials in chairside and laboratory settings, and capture intraoral and extraoral dental radiography
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and apply current infection control practices utilized within the dental practice
  • Perform and demonstrate administrative procedures, professional practices, and communication and human relations skills related to the dental assistant job role
  • Learn clinical chairside procedural skills for dental specialty practices in pediatrics, orthodontics, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and periodontics
  • Demonstrate knowledge of advanced dental anatomy
  • Apply dental assistant knowledge and skills in a working dental practice