• Program: Dental Assistant
  • Course: Chairside Assisting I
  • Course #: DNTL1180
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

In this course the student will identify dental office design, assemble tray set-ups, perform an intra oral examination and complete services rendered. Students gain knowledge in dental supplies, inventory control, equipment and basic dental instruments. Maintenance and safety of dental instruments is evaluated. Practical learning experience will include how to chart the oral cavity, position the dental team and patient, control of moisture in the oral cavity as well as high velocity evacuation techniques. Students will also learn the expanded function of placement and removal of matrix bands.

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:
Summarize office design
Illustrate dental chair positioning
Perform High Volume Evacuation (HVE)
Demonstrate isolation procedures
Categorize dental hand instruments
Compare rotary instruments
Differentiate dental handpieces
Organize dental tray set ups
Demonstrate treatment planning
Interpret dental charting
Position dental matrices
Determine inventory systems

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

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