Dental Assisting (DNA) at Thomas Nelson Community College


         
 
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DNA 103 - Introduction to Oral Health
Teaches anatomy of the head and neck, the oral cavity hard and soft tissues, as well as tooth morphology. Includes dental terminology, deciduous and permanent dentition as well as pathology.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
DNA 108 - Dental Science
Studies head and neck anatomy, tooth morphology, pathological conditions of the oral cavity, disease processes, and microbiology.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
DNA 110 - Dental Materials
Studies the materials utilized in the laboratory aspect of dentistry as support in treatment. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics, manipulation, economical control, storage, and delivery of materials.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
DNA 113 - Chairside Assisting I
Provides instruction on the principles of clinical chair side dental assisting, dental equipment use and maintenance, safety, instrument identification, tray set-ups by procedures, and patient data collection. Emphasis on patient management during restorative procedures.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
DNA 114 - Chairside Assisting II
Introduces the student to the various dental specialties including oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontic, prosthodontics, endodontics, and pediatric dentistry. Integrates and applies previous course content to operative dental procedures.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
DNA 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DNA 210 - Amalgam Restorations: Placing, Packing, Carving and Polishing
Studies the characteristics, manipulation, economical control, storage, and delivery of amalgam restorative materials. Covers the materials and techniques of direct amalgam placement, carving and finishing as support in dental treatment in a clinical environment.
Laboratory 9 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
Prerequisites: DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 110, DNA 113; Dental Assisting National Board Exam (DANB
3 credits
DNA 210 Detailed Outline
DNA 212 - Composite Resin Restorations: Placing and Shaping
Studies the characteristics, manipulation, economical control, storage, and delivery of composite restorative materials. Covers the materials and techniques of direct composite placement and finishing in a clinical setting as supported in dental treatment.
Laboratory 9 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
Prerequisite: DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 110, DNA 113; Dental Assisting National Board Exam (DANB)
3 credits
DNA 212 Detailed Outline
DNA 214 - Indirect Restoration Techniques
Studies the characteristics, manipulation, economical control, storage, and delivery of indirect restorative materials. Covers materials and techniques of non-epinepherine cord placement, taking of final impressions, and final cementation of indirect restorations in a clinical setting as support in treatment.
Laboratory 9 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
Prerequisites: DNA 103, DNA 108, DNA 110, DNA 113; Dental Assisting National Board Exam (DANB) Certified Dental Assistant
3 credits
DNA 214 Detailed Outline