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Dental Health Education

Subject ID Classroom Hours Lab Hours Clinic Coop Or Shop Hours Credit Hours
DEN 104 2 2 0 3
Prerequisite

DEN 101

Corequisite

None

Description

This course covers the study of preventative dentistry to prepare dental assisting students for the role of dental health educator. Topics include etiology of dental diseases, preventative procedures, and patient education theory and practice. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in patient counseling and oral health instruction in private practice or public health settings. This is a diploma-level course.

Credit by examination is not available for this course because of the nature of the course and in some cases safety requirements in the use of equipment. Any exceptions must be with the approval of the department chairperson.

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