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Name:  Dental Assisting
Course Description-This program was designed to give students the working knowledge and skills necessary to excel in Dental Assisting, including specific job skill, such as correctly identifying and utilizing instruments and radio-graphic equipment, properly communication dental terminology, and providing assistance to dentists in different areas of specialization. Our students are prepared for the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Examinations and registration process, making them desirable professionals in the dental field. Entry-level positions include but are not limited to Dental Assistant, Expanded-Duties Assistant, and Dental office staff. These positions are available to Dental practices. Ten weeks is normally required for completion of this program.

  •  Lecture-36
  •  Laboratory-44
  •  Length of time to complete program 10  weeks.
  • Certificate Awarded: NDS Dental Assistant School Diploma of completion.
Total clock hours for program 80 hours (36/44/80) (Lecture/Lab/Total)
 

Subject Description
·        DAST 101 Introduction to Dental Assisting, Dental Anatomy and Dentition-Students will learn how to demonstrate the characteristics of professional dental Assistant, basic anatomy and differences between primary, mixed, and permanent dentition. (5/3/8) no required prerequisite.

·        DAST 102 Disease Transmission and Infection Control-Students will learn the various methods required how to ensure proper sterilization, disinfection, and proper biohazard waste disposal and OSHA guidelines. (4/4/8) Prerequisite DAST 101

·        DAST 103 Clinical Dentistry and Dental Instruments- The student will learn how to use dental instruments, their function, proper way to transfer, proper sterilization, dental law, and the expanded functions delegated to a qualified dental assistant. (3/5/8) Prerequisite DAST102

·        DAST 104 Dental Radiology-Students will learn how to take radiographs. This is will include learning Radiographic equipment, safety, infection control and the science of dental radiology. (3/5/8) Prerequisite DAST 103

·        DAST 105 Mid-Term Exam, Anesthesia, Impression Materials- Students will learn how to use various isolation techniques and types of evacuation systems. Also included are the various types of dental anesthesia and how they are administer and basic impression materials used and how to mix them and distinguish what they are used for. (3/5/8) Prerequisite 104

·        DAST 106 Filling restorations Custom Trays- Students will learn how to set up and assist during restoration procedures and various types of restorative materials. (3/5/8) Prerequisite DAST 105

·        DAST 107 Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, and Provisionals- Students will learn how to identify and assist with various dental appliances fabricated to replace missing teeth. (3/5/8) Prerequisite DAST 106

·        DAST108 Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery and Resumes- Students will learn create resumes and learn the specifics of each dental field. (4/4/8) Prerequisite 107

·        DAST109 Course Review Pedodontics, Orthodontics, and Interviews- Students will learn skill about how to interview. They will also learn about Braces and the importance of preventive dentistry in children. (4/4/8) Prerequisite 108
·        DAST110 Final Written and practical exams-Graduation and awarding of certificates-It is at this module that all students will take a written final exam that will include the entire course material. They will also be given a practical exam in order for the students to show what they have learned in regards to doing dental assisting procedures. This will include dental radiography, infection control, charting, and identifying of instruments. (4/4/8) Prerequisite DAST109
 

Name:  Advanced Expanded Dental Assisting
Course Description-This program was designed to give students the working knowledge and skills necessary to excel in Dental Assisting, including specific job skill, such as correctly identifying and utilizing instruments and radiographic equipment, properly communication dental terminology, and providing assistance to dentists in different areas of specialization. Our students are prepared for the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Examinations and registration process, making them desirable professionals in the dental field. Entry-level positions include but are not limited to Expanded Duties Dental Assistant. These positions are available to Dental practices. Ten weeks is normally required for completion of this program.
  •  Lecture-58
  •  Laboratory-80
  •  Length of time to complete program 10 weeks.
  •  Certificate Awarded: NDS Dental Assistant School Diploma of completion.
 
Total clock hours for program 138 hours (58/80/138) (Lecture/Lab/Total)


Subject Description
·         AEDAST 101 Introduction to Dental Assisting, Dental Anatomy and Dentition-Students will learn how to demonstrate the characteristics of professional dental Assistant, basic anatomy and differences between primary, mixed, and permanent dentition.
(Lec 5/ Lab 3/ Total 8) no required prerequisite.
 
·         AEDAST 102 Disease Transmission and Infection Control-Students will learn the various methods required how to ensure proper sterilization, disinfection, and proper biohazard waste disposal and OSHA guidelines. (Lec 4/Lab 4/ Total 8) Prerequisite AEDAST 101
 
·         AEDAST 103 Clinical Dentistry and Dental Instruments- The student will learn how to use dental instruments, their function, proper way to transfer, proper sterilization, dental law, and the expanded functions delegated to a qualified dental assistant.   (Lec 3/ Lab 5/Total 8)  Prerequisite AEDAST102
 
·         AEDAST 104 Dental Radiology-Students will learn how to take radiographs. This is will include learning Radiographic equipment, safety, infection control and the science of dental radiology.  (Lec4/Lab 6/Total 10) Prerequisite AEDAST 103
 
·         AEDAST 105 Mid-Term Exam, Anesthesia, Impression Materials- Students will learn how to use various isolation techniques and types of evacuation systems. Also included are the various types of dental anesthesia and how they are administered and basic impression materials used and how to mix them and distinguish what they are used for.                        (Lec 3/ Lab 5/Total 8) Prerequisite AEDAST 104
 
·         AEDAST 106 Filling restorations Custom Trays- Students will learn how to set up and assist during restoration procedures and various types of restorative materials.                                  (Lec 3/ Lab 5/Total 8) Prerequisite AEDAST 105
 
·         AEDAST 107 Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, and Provisionals- Students will learn how to identify and assist with various dental appliances fabricated to replace missing teeth.  (Lec 3/ Lab 5/Total 8) Prerequisite AEDAST 106
 
·         AEDAST108 Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery and Resumes- Students will learn create resumes and learn the specifics of each dental field. (Lec 4/Lab 4/Total 8)                  Prerequisite AEDAST 107
 
·         AEDAST109 Sealant preparation to train the Dental Assistant the purpose, functions, and placement of Sealants. The student will also learn how to place sealants in the pit and fissure areas of teeth. (Lec 3/ Lab 5/Total 8) Prerequisite AEDAST 108
 
·         AEDAST110 nitrous oxide monitoring certification exam preparation which will train the Dental Assistant on the functions and effects of nitrous oxide and learn how to monitor patients on nitrous. (Lec 3/ Lab 5/Total 8) Prerequisite AEDAST 109
 
·         AEDAST111 Coronal polishing preparation which trains the Dental Assistant the purpose, functions, and method to polish teeth. The student will learn how to polish each surface of ever tooth. (Lec 3/ Lab 5/Total 8) Prerequisite AEDAST 110
 
·         AEDAST112 Dental Front office trains the student how to run and maintain the Dental Front office responsibilities and manage Patient’s accounts.  (Lec 3/ Lab 5/Total 8) Prerequisite 111
 
·         AEDAST113 Orthodontic Specific Training The student will learn about mal-occlusion, functions of teeth, and benefits of correct occlusion. The student will learn Dental Assistant specific orthodontic procedures and duties.                                                          (Lec 3/ Lab 5/Total 8) Prerequisite AEDAST 112
 
·         AEDAST 114 Advance Cosmetic Teeth Whitening techniques the student will learn cosmetic in-office whitening techniques as well as take home whitening techniques.  (Lec 3/ Lab 5/Total 8) Prerequisite AEDAST 113
 
·         DAST115 Pedodontics Specific Training the Student will learn how to work and assist the Dentist with children. It covers how to deal with behavioral problems as well as dealing with dental phobias. The student will learn Dental Assistant specific Pedodontics procedures and duties. (Lec 3/ Lab 5/Total 8) Prerequisite AEDAST 114
 
·         AEDAST116 Course Review and Interviews- Students will learn skill about how to interview. They will also learn about Braces and the importance of preventive dentistry in children. (Lec 4/Lab 4/Total 8) Prerequisite AEDAST 115
 
·         AEDAST117 CPR BLS Training- The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom CPR Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. *CPR not regulated by TWC                (Lec 4/Lab 4/Total 8) Prerequisite AEDAST 116
 
·         AEDAST118 Final Written and practical exams-Graduation and awarding of Certificates-It is at this module that all students will take a written final exam that will include the entire course material. They will also be given a practical exam in order for the students to show what they have learned in regards to doing dental assisting procedures. This will include dental radiography, infection control, charting, and identifying of instruments.

(Lec 0/Lab 0/Total 0)