• Program: Dental Assistant
  • Course: Preclinical Chairside Assisting
  • Course #: DNTL1160
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

In this course the student will learn about microbiology, sterilization, monitoring and recording vital signs as well as how to respond to various medical emergencies that may arise in the dental office. The course will emphasize the prevention of disease transmission. The student will learn about anesthesia and pharmaceuticals used in dentistry. Hazardous communication and management in the dental office is also included. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify the basics of microbiology
Demonstrate the principles of disinfection
Demonstrate the techniques of instrument sterilization
Demonstrate concepts of infection control
Identify waterborne diseases present in the dental setting
Examine pharmacology principles
Examine methods of pain control
Differentiate methods of emergency management

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Admission into the Dental Assistant Program
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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