This course will present background information about the history of the dental professions, relationships and responsibilities of the dental team members, ethical and legal considerations for dental health practitioners, and the concepts of dental treatment procedures. This course also includes the study of the equipment, instrumentation procedures and techniques that are required for the practice of dental assisting functions. Preclinical practice will prepare the student for clinical practice in the following semester. The on-campus course consists of two lecture hours and four laboratory hours per week. Offered both Fall and Spring Semesters.
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Spring Semester 2014