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This course will introduce the student to various materials used in dentistry. These include gypsum, waxes, impression materials, cements (protective layers) and restorative materials. The student will learn identification, purposes and properties as well as the proper manipulation/preparation procedure for each. Laboratory equipment, safety measures and lab emergency protocol will be emphasized. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal. (Prereq: Admission into the Dental Assistant Program) (BP/EP) 3 cr
The Dental Assistant program at Hennepin Technical College is approved by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, www.dentalboard.state.mn.us.
The program in Dental Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of Approval without Reporting Requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
To begin the Dental Assistant program, please apply to the college and review additional steps under the Entry Requirements section below.
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Class Time: Day
Semester: Fall Semester
Campus: Eden Prairie Campus & Brooklyn Park Campus
Placement Testing for Business
Personal qualities considered essential for this occupation are the ability to work well with others, the desire to be a part of a professional team, manual dexterity, good communication skills, and the ability to follow direct supervision.
Program first semester registration requirements:
Students are also required to complete the following prior to the first semester:
Important information while in the program:
You will apply to the Dental Assistant program in your DNTL 1121 Dental Science class. No paper applications will be accepted. Please email Sarah Cornelius at email@example.com with any questions.
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