Jan 22, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
    
Course/Program Inventory

DAST 1600 - Fundamentals of Dental Assisting



Credit hours: 1

Lecture hours: 15 contact hours

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Dental Assisting Program

Course Description:
To provide the student with communication, and accurate record keeping skills to meet legal and ethical standards expected in the dental assisting career. This course is designed to familiarize the student with terminology that is to this course.

Student Learning Outcomes:
To provide the student with communication, and accurate record keeping skills to meet legal and ethical standards expected in the dental assisting career. This course is designed to familiarize the student with terminology that is to this course.

Students will be able to:

  1. Trace the developments of dentistry from the early times through the early 1900 has and identify the major contributions from these periods.
  2. Discuss the responsibilities, education, licensure and professional organization pertaining to dental assistants.
  3. Identify 10 expanded function duties assigned to dental auxiliary in Tennessee.
  4. Identify the following types of dental practice: solo, specialty, expense sharing arrangement, partnership and group practice.
  5. To differentiate among three dental specialties.
  6. To use proper terms needed for charting, cavity classifications, and to record clinical findings in the patient chart.
  7. Define professionalism as it pertains to dental assisting.
  8. Explain the legal and ethical importance of keeping accurate patient records.
  9. Assess the nature of the terms used in ethics jurisprudence.
  10. To define the master key terms and be able to use them in a sentence and with a student partner.