DAT 100: Introduction to Dental Assisting

Hours 2

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the field of dentistry. Topics include but are not limited to the history of dentistry, dental equipment, dental auxiliaries, psychology as it applies to dentistry, professional organizations, certification requirements, legal and ethical considerations, work ethics, communication skills, and management of medical emergencies occurring in the dentistry setting. Emphasis is placed on the Alabama Dental Practice Act and OSHA Standards. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss basic aspects of dentistry. CORE COURSE