• Program: Dental Assistant
  • Course: Expanded Functions
  • Course #: DNTL1261
  • Total Credits: 7

Course Description

This course is designed for the students to learn and practice the expanded functions in the Hennepin Technical College dental clinics. These procedures are required by the Minnesota State Board of Dentistry to be eligible to take the Minnesota Licensure examination. 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:
Expose radiographs
Take alginate impressions for study casts
Take appropriate bite registration
Perform dental dam procedure
Apply topical anesthetic
Apply topical fluoride
Describe bleaching techniques
Perform mechanical polishing to clinical crowns
Demonstrate orthodontic separators
Prepare enamel surfaces before orthodontic appliances and sealants
Remove excess bond with hand or rotary instruments
Preselect orthodontic bands
Demonstrate ligatures on orthodontic appliances
Remove excess cement with hand instruments only
Perform pit and fissure sealants
Remove sutures
Demonstrate periodontal dressings
Manipulate temporary restorations
Perform nitrous oxide-oxygen inhalation analgesia

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 4
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Successful completion of 1st semester courses
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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