Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
31-508-308 055333 DA-Dental Chairside - Advanced
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description31-508-308 DENTAL CHAIRSIDE - ADVANCED...prepares dental assistant students to adapt chairside skills to assisting with dental specialties as they are performed in general practice. Focuses on pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, periodontic, and prosthodontics. Students will also develop the ability to assist with sealants, perform coronal polishing, and apply topical fluoride and topical anesthetics. (Prerequisites: 31-508-302, Dental Chairside; 31-508-306, Dental Assistant Clinical; all other 2nd semester classes; Corequisite: 31-508-309, Dental Lab Procedures; all other 3rd semester classes)
Total Credits5
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Evaluate nutrition and its relationship to total health
  2. Adapt dental assisting techniques when assisting with pediatric dentistry
  3. Assist with a sealant procedure
  4. Perform coronal polishing procedure
  5. Apply fluoride agents
  6. Apply topical anesthetic
  7. Position dental dam
  8. Adapt dental assisting techniques when assisting during orthodontics
  9. Adapt dental assisting techniques when assisting with oral maxillofacial surgery
  10. Characterize pharmacological agents commonly used in dentistry
  11. Prepare a prescription for a dentist's signature
  12. Reinforce a dental prescription for a patient
  13. Adapt dental assisting techniques when assisting during endodontics
  14. Adapt dental assisting techniques when assisting during fixed prosthodontics
  15. Adapt dental assisting techniques when assisting during removable prosthodontics
  16. Explain how dental implants can affect and benefit a patient
  17. Adapt dental assisting techniques when assisting during periodontics
  18. Select techniques for assisting patients with special needs