DES: Dental Support

Courses

Credit(s)ContactLab

DES 1020. DENTAL ANATOMY.

220

Prerequisite: Acceptance to Dental Hygiene A.S. Degree Program Corequisite: DES 1020L Study of skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous and glandular systems of head and neck. Emphasizes tooth morphology and function.

DES 1020L. DENTAL ANATOMY LAB.

103

Corequisite: DES 1020 Includes identification of permanent and primary dentition, the study of skeletal portions of human skull, blood and nerve supply, and muscles and glands associated with head, neck and oral cavity. (Special Fee: $25.00).

DES 1051. DENTAL PAIN CONTROL AND LOCAL ANESTHESIA.

220

Pre-requisite: DES 1020 and DES 1020L This course covers pain control in dentistry, including topical and local anesthetics, nitrous oxide sedation, and the use of analgesics.

DES 1100. DENTAL MATERIALS.

220

Prerequisites: DES 1020 and DES 1020L. Corequisite: DES 1100L. Includes study of characteristics, properties, and application of materials used in dentistry.

DES 1100L. DENTAL MATERIALS LAB.

103

Corequisite: DES 1100 Includes properties, manipulation and application of dental materials. Students practice manipulating and using materials commonly used in dental and dental hygiene practice. (Special Fee: $50.00).

DES 1200. DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY.

220

Corequisite: DES 1200L Provides student with background on nature, physical behavior and biological effect of radiation as well as radiation hygiene.

DES 1200L. DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY LABORATORY.

103

Corequisite: DES 1200 Develops student proficiency in exposing and scanning diagnostically acceptable radiographs. Lab sessions provide experience in x-ray safety procedures, exposure, handling, mounting and interpreting radiographs. (Special Fee: $150.00).

DES 1600. DENTAL OFFICE EMERGENCIES.

110

Prerequisites: DES 1800 and DES 1800L. Basic skills necessary to function effectively as a dental team member in medical emergencies in the dental office. Emphasis on prevention and management of emergency situations. (CPR certification not included in course.).

DES 1800. INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PROCEDURES.

110

Corequisites: DES 1800L, DEH 1003, and DEH 1003L. Course topics include infection control procedures to prevent disease transmission and patient assessment skills.

DES 1800L. INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PROCEDURES LAB.

103

Corequisites: DES 1800, DEH 1003, and DEH 1003L. Clinical application of information covered in DES 1800. Students perform clinical assessment procedures on student partners to develop clinical skills and perform acceptable infection control processes in the dental hygiene clinic. (Special Fee: $75.00).