DAST 1570 - Clinical Practicum I
Credit hours: 1-2
Clinical hour range: 1 credit equals 15-105 contact hours
2 credits equals 106-210 contact hours
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Dental Assisting Program
A Supervised clinical experience in general dentistry to master basic dental assisting skills. Emphasis is on the role of the dental assistant in operative dentistry, specialties and patient care.
Student Learning Outcomes:
To provide the student with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom setting to a functioning general dental practice, as well as to teach the student to work as a member of the dental health care team.
Students will be able to:
- Present professionalism through neatness, promptness and dependability.
- Recall duties, methods and techniques that are associated with general chair side assisting.
- Develop a positive attitude toward professionalism and constructive criticism.
- Develop more fully those skills that are needed for general chair side dental assisting.