Dental Assisting (DEA)
Students gain theoretical knowledge in the history of dentistry, duties of the dental assistant and other dental team members, dental ethics and jurisprudence, professional conduct, patient relations, and dental terminology.
Students gain theoretical knowledge regarding pharmacological agents used in dentistry for local anesthesia and pain control, including monitoring nitrous-oxide conscious sedation.
This course provides a scientific base in embryology/histology, oral pathology, microbiology, dental psychology, and nutrition.
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic theories of psychology in order to better understand behavioral patterns as they relate to dentistry and dental patients.
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic theories and procedures involved in general and specialty dental practices including restorative/cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral/maxillofacial surgery and implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics, special needs, and the culturally diverse patient.
Students review for the Dental Assisting National Board exam and gain skills for seeking employment.