DAT 100 : Introduction to Dental Assisting

This course is designed to provide an introduction to dentistry and the history of dentistry, dental equipment, dental auxiliaries, psychology application to dentistry, personal and certification requirements, legal and ethical considerations, and work ethics and communication skills. Emphasis is placed on the Alabama Dental Practice Act and OSHA Standards. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss basic aspects of dentistry.

Prerequisites

Admission to the Dental Assisting Program

Corequisites

DAT 101, DAT 102, DAT 103, and DAT 104

Overview

Program

Credits

2