DENT-100 - Introduction to Dental Assisting

Minimum Credits: 3 Length: 51 hours Prerequisites: None Delivery Method: Blended Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course Outlines/DENT100.pdf

This course introduces students to the members of the dental team to aid in understanding their education, qualifications and the skills they contribute to patient care. As health care team members in BC, students will have certain rights and legal responsibilities to which they must adhere. Students study terminology and begin the study of anatomy. Students also develop communication skills to effectively communicate with patients to obtain health histories and maintain patient records. Experiences are also provided to help students learn to work with others, while building and enhancing team member and conflict resolution skills. Emphasis is also placed on the need for respectfully acknowledging the diversity of patients seen in dental practice.