• Program: Dental Assistant
  • Course: Dental Health
  • Course #: DNTL1200
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course will assist the student in identifying psychological variables that are significant in dealing with dental patients and co-workers. The student will also study nutrition and its effects on the human body. Emphasis is made on proper oral hygiene techniques and evaluation of the patient`s health care status.

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:
Examine the relationship of diet to dental caries
Create an oral hygiene presentation
Characterize the risk factors that contribute to periodontal disease
Formulate the components of a preventive dentistry program
Ascertain the type of dental management a medically compromised patient would receive
Explore how nutrition affects the oral cavity
Differentiate motivational techniques

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Successful completion of 1st semester courses
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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