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Dental Assisting


DENTL-120 Orientation to the Registered Dental Assisting Program - (P/NP) - .3 Unit


Boyd, Linda

Note: This mandatory orientation course will provide detailed information for students who wish to enroll in the dental assisting program. Only students who complete this course will be eligible for the program lottery selection process. Only the selected students from the lottery may register for the fall semester Registered Dental Assisting classes.







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.3 Unit

5/30 - 5/30

Catalog Course Description
DENTL-120 Orientation to the Registered Dental Assisting Program
0.3 - 0.3 Units P/NP
Degree Applicable
Variable Hours
Note: Students must complete health requirements before the beginning of the fall semester. This will allow the student to work on one another, on patients in the clinic, on patients at the University of the Pacific Dental School, and in the dental internship offices.
This course is designed for all students inter- ested in enrolling into the registered dental assisting program. The orientation course will provide the student with detailed enrollment information and the health protocol standards for the registered dental assistant student. Emphasis will be placed on laboratory asepsis, infection control and disease transmission. Information will be given on the supplies and equipment needed for disease prevention in compliance with regularity agencies such as the Dental Board of California, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Career pathways of dental assisting, registered dental assisting, professionalism, malpractice insurance and dental assisting organizations will be discussed. Guidelines from the Dental Practice Act Rules and Regulations will be presented in relationship to the dental assistant, registered dental assistant, and the registered dental assistant in extended functions. CSU

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