Course Descriptions

DAS 117 - Biomedical Foundations for Dental Assisting Practice

3 Credits

This course will offer a didactic component that will include higher level science-based theory and case study investigation to expand the student's educational foundation, clinical application, critical thinking skills and ability to research and interpret new technologies and procedures to enhance patient treatment and promote oral health care. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe common disorders of the human body.
2. Describe symptoms of common disorders of the human body.
3. Describe the study of prenatal development throughout the stages before birth.
4. Describe the anatomy of the face and skull.
5. Identify oral facial landmarks.
6. Describe patient nutrition as related to oral health.
7. Describe the infectious and inflammatory process of periodontal disease with its systemic links.
8. Describe the goals of preventive dentistry.
9. Describe various styles of patient communication theory.
10. Describe the warning signs of oral pathologies.
11. Explain the dental team diagnosis of oral pathologies.

Course Offered Spring only

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Fall Semester 2017
Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018