2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 252

D-252 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
D–CourseDescriptions
DENTALASSISTING
SupervisedClinical II
DA
135
5.00
Prerequisite:Acceptance to theDentalAssistingProgram.
Acontinuation ofDA125with clinical training in dental specialties, i.e., endodontics,oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry,
periodontics, prosthodontics and an overview of oral pathology and dental public health. Thirty (30) hours of lecture and 128 hours of
clinical experience are required. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in the
NevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
SpecializedDentalAssisting
DA
137
1.00
Prerequisite:Acceptance to theDentalAssistingProgram.
An introduction to dental assisting as it relates to the specialties in dentistry, orthodontics, pedodontics,oral surgery, periodontics,
endodontics, and prosthodontics.Asurvey of the role of the dental assistant in public health dentistry is included. This coursemay not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Special TopicsDentalAssisting
DA
198
0.50 - 6.00
Prerequisite: None
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The coursewill be a variable credit of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The coursemay be repeated for up to six credits. This coursemay not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
SelectedTopics inDentalAssisting
DA
285
1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisite:Acceptance to theDentalAssistingProgram.
Acourse designed to assist theworking dental assistant in updating, reviewing and increasing proficiency in a variety of dental assisting
areas. One (1) hour class time perweek for each credit is required. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science
within the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Internship inDentalAssisting
DA
290
1.00 - 8.00
Prerequisite: None
Acourse designedwherein studentswill apply knowledge to real on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and a
faculty advisor tomaximize learning experiences.Available to studentswho have completed all core andmajor requirements and have a
2.5GPA. Contact the appropriate chairperson for the application, screening and required skills evaluation. Up to 8 semester hour credits
may be earned on the basis of 100 hours of internship for 1 credit.May be repeated for up to 8 credits. This coursemay not transfer to a
baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
DENTALHYGIENE
Oral Biology
DH
102
4.00
Prerequisite:Acceptance to theDental Hygiene program.
Histology and embryology of oral structure formation. Clinical recognition of normal oral structures, study of physiological and structural
functions of the teeth, head and neck and supporting tissues.
HeadandNeckAnatomy
DH
103
2.00
Prerequisite:Acceptance to theDental Hygiene program.
Anatomy of the head and neckwith emphasis on structure and physiology of the oral cavity.
Dental Hygiene I
DH
104
3.00
Prerequisite:Acceptance to theDental Hygiene program.
Must be taken in sequence in dental hygiene curriculum. Introduction to dental hygiene practice. Use and care of instruments,medical and
dental histories, appointment procedures and clinical operations. (2 hours lecture/discussion)
Intro toClinical Practice
DH
105
2.00
Prerequisite:Acceptance to theDental Hygiene program.
Must be taken concurrentlywithDH 104. Clinical application of diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic procedures utilized in patient care
by a dental hygienist.
Legal andEthical Implications inDental Hygiene
DH
107
1.00
Prerequisite:Acceptance to theDental Hygiene program.
Introduction to professional, legal and ethical concepts inDentalHygiene. (1 hour lecture/discussion)
Conceptsof Oral Health
DH
110
2.00
Prerequisite:Acceptance to theDental Hygiene program.
Basic concepts of oral health care, adjunctive aids and foundation of preventive strategies. Introduction to product evaluation, disease
process, needs assessment, behaviormodification, learning principles, deposits, stains and fluoride.
Oral Radiology
DH
112
3.00
Prerequisite:Acceptance to theDental Hygiene program.
Astudy of the theory of radiology, the techniques of film exposure, processing,mounting and interpreting. Radiation dosage and hazards
aswell as protection services for patient and operator are stressed. (2 lecture hours, 3Clinic hours)

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