• Practice Dentoforms
    Practice Dentoforms

    Dentoforms are used to train students by simulating conditions they will encounter in practice.

  • Mirror & Periodontal Probe
    Mirror & Periodontal Probe

    Students use a Mirror and Periodontal Probe for disease assessment.

  • Infection Control
    Infection Control

    Students learn to use Dental Dam to reduce contamination during procedures.

  • Instruments
    Instruments

    DATC Students learn Instruments in order to effectively assist the Dentist when chairside assisting.

  • Radiographs
    Radiographs

    Students learn to take Radiographs that are consistent in order to help the Dentist with diagnosis and treatment plans.

  • CPR
    CPR

    As part of the DATC Dental Assistant I Program, Students become American Red Cross Certified in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.

  • Dental Office Operatory
    Dental Office Operatory

    Students learn about the Dental Operatory Set-up, Infection Control using Barriers and about the Dental Unit.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    As part of the OSHA and Infection Control, Students learn about PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for them and for the patient.  Using barriers and wearing the proper protective items keeps everyone safe.

  • Impressions
    Impressions

    Students learn how to make good first impressions, In and Out of the operatory.

  • Curing Light
    Curing Light

    DATC Students learn how to use and what procedures require Curing Lights.

  • Dental Specialities
    Dental Specialities

    DATC Students learn from local area dental specialists.

Syllabus

Orientation

 

·         Distribution of course materials

·         Beginning assignments

·         Collect any outstanding tuition

 

The syllabus below breaks down by weekly modules the 96 hours of instruction by lecture and laboratory and includes Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification. In addition, there are 30 hours of clinical shadowing in an approved dental office required to successfully complete this course.  Students must have completed ALL Chapter Assignments PRIOR to 8am on the date assigned.

 

**** Modules may not be taught in numerical order****

Module I: Introduction to Dentistry

The Dental Office, Tooth Identification and Dental Anatomy, Charting the Dental Examination and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Text Chapters: 1,2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 12

Clock Hours: 4 Lectures, 4 Labs

Competencies: Introduction to Dentistry, the Dental Office, Dental Anatomy and Tooth Identification,  Charting and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

 

CPR Certification

Text:  CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (Property of DATC) 

Module IIA:  Office Emergencies

Emergencies in the Dental Office

Test Today on Chapters 1, 2 (Pages 11-mid 13, 15, ),3 (pages mid 34-39) ,4, 7,12

 Text Chapters:  5, 6, 7, 8, 13 and Handouts

 Clock Hours:  Lectures 3, Labs 1

 

Module IIB:  Infection Control, OSHA and SPICE

Disease Transmission, Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials, Surface Disinfection and Treatment Room Preparation, Instrument Processing, Applying First Aid after an Exposure,

Clock Hours:  Lectures 3, Labs 1

Competencies:  Hand washing, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Placing and Removing Surface Barriers, Treatment Room Cleaning and Disinfection, Disease Transmission, Infection Control/ Hazardous Materials, Surface Disinfection, Instrument Processing.

 

Module III:  Moisture Control & Clinical Dentistry

Clinical Dentistry, Moisture Control, The Dental Patient, Preventive Care

Test Today on Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8 & 13

Text Chapters: 9, 10, 11 and 17

Clock Hours: Lectures 3, Labs 5

Competencies: Dental Operatory, Seat and Prepare Patients for Treatment, Dental Anatomy and Tooth Identification, Moisture Control, Instrument Identification (Hand and Rotary Instruments), HVE Placement and Instrument Transfer

 

Module IV: Restorative Dentistry

Dental Operatory Preparation, Hand washing, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Procedures and instrument setup (Hand Instruments, Rotary Instruments), Pain and Anxiety Control, Instrument transfer, Moisture Control, Placing and Removing Surface Barriers, Pre Clean and Disinfect Treatment Room and Instrument Cleaning and Processing,

Test Today on Chapters 9, 10, 11 and 17

Text Chapters: 14, 19, 20 and 21

Clock Hours: Lectures 3, Labs 5

Competencies: Dental Operatory Preparation, Tray Setup, Seat and Prepare Patients for Treatment, Hand washing, PPE (Personal protective Equipment), Mouth Rinse, Moisture Control, Access and Visibility, Cotton Roll Isolation, Topical and Local Anesthesia, Assist with Amalgam and Composite Restoration Procedure, Instrument Transfer, Dismiss Patient After Treatment, Place and Remove Surface Barriers, Pre-clean and  Disinfect Treatment Room  

 

Module V:  Practicum

Midterm Exam, Tooth and Instrument Identification

Text Chapters:  None Due

Clock Hours:  Lectures O, Labs 8

 Competencies: Tooth and Surface Identification (Primary and Permanent Dentitions), Operatory Preparation for Procedures, PPE (Personal protective Equipment), Seat and Prepare Patients for Treatment, Hand washing, Mouth Rinse, Moisture Control, Access and Visibility, Cotton Roll Isolation,  Instrument Identification and Tray Setups for Composite and Amalgam Procedures, Instrument Transfer, Dismiss Patient After Treatment,  Place and Remove Surface Barriers, Pre-clean and  Disinfect Treatment Room and Instrument cleaning and Processing.

 

Module VI:  Impressions

No Test Today

Resumes and Cover Letters Due at 8am (These will be graded)

12 hours of Clinical Rotation MUST Be completed (4 hours in Specialty Practice)

Text: Chapters 22 and 29

Clock Hours: Lectures 3, Labs 8

Competencies:
Mixing Alginate Impression Material, Taking Alginate Impression on Classmates, Bite Registration, Introduction to Lab Technique and Safety, Pouring and Trimming Study Models, Mixing Dental Plaster, Mixing a Two Paste Final Impression Material.

 

Module VII:  Radiology

 

Radiology Pretest Today

 

Text Chapters:  15, 16 and Handouts

Clock Hours:  Lectures 3, Labs 5

 Competencies: Take FM x-ray using XCP instruments and stabe. Students will critique their radiographs and then instructor will critique and assigns retakes.

 

Module VIII:  Radiology

State Required Radiology Final WILL BE GIVEN AT 8AM.

 Text Chapters:  None Due

 Clock Hours:  Lectures 0, Labs 8

 Competencies:  1 Full Mouth X-ray with XCP Instruments, 1 Full Mouth X-ray with stabe,

 

Module IX: Prosthodontics

Text Chapter: 23

Clock Hours:  Lectures 3, Labs 5

 Competencies:  Dental Operatory Preparation, Tray Setup for Crown and Bridge Procedure, Seat and Prepare Patients for Treatment, Hand washing, PPE (Personal protective Equipment), Mouth Rinse, Moisture Control, Access and Visibility, Cotton Roll Isolation, Topical and Local Anesthesia, Assist with Crown and Bridge Procedure, Instrument Transfer, Provisional Restoration Fabrication and Cementation, Dismiss Patient After Treatment, Place and Remove Surface Barriers, Pre-clean and  Disinfect Treatment Room  

 

Modules X: Practicum (Live Radiology Patients @ 1pm)

·         Final Instrument Identification Exam Today

·         Resume and Cover Letter Review (Guest Speaker- Jackie Chambers)

·         Final take home Exams are distributed today

Text Chapter: 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Clock Hours:  Lectures 3, Labs 5

Competencies: Dental Operatory Preparation, Tray Setup for Amalgam, Composite and Crown and Bridge Procedures, Seat and Prepare Patients for Treatment, Hand washing, PPE (Personal protective Equipment), Mouth Rinse, Moisture Control, Access and Visibility, Cotton Roll Isolation, Topical and Local Anesthesia, Assist with Composite, Amalgam and Crown and Bridge Procedures, Instrument Transfer, Provisional Restoration Fabrication and Cementation, Dismiss Patient After Treatment, Place and Remove Surface Barriers, Pre-clean and  Disinfect Treatment Room, Process Instruments.

 

Modules XI: Practicum (Live Radiology Patients @ 1pm)

Final Exams Due at 8am

Clock Hours:  Lectures 3, Labs 5

Competencies:  Dental Operatory Preparation, Seat and Prepare Patients for Treatment, Tooth and Surface Identification, Hand washing, PPE (Personal protective Equipment), Mouth Rinse, Moisture Control (HVE, Cotton Roll, Rubber Dam, Dry Angle), Access and Visibility, Cotton Roll Isolation, Topical and Local Anesthesia, Instrument Identification and Transfer, Dismiss Patient After Treatment, Place and Remove Surface Barriers, Pre-clean and  Disinfect Treatment Room  

 

·         Tooth Identification, Charting and Dental Anatomy

·         Tray Setup and Assist with Amalgam, Composite, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontic Procedure

·         Final Impressions for Crown and Bridge, Provisional Restoration Fabrication and Cementation

·         Alginate Impressions on Classmates, Pour and Trim Models (Laboratory Technique and Safety) and Whitening Tray Fabrication (Fee for Whitener).

·         Live Radiology Patients

 

Module XII:  Legal Aspects of Dentistry, Social Media and Personal Branding

                 

·         Social Media TBD

·         Specialists TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

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