DENA 186B Directed Clinical Practice
Description: This course provides dental assisting students a comprehensive, supervised application of knowledge and skills in all aspects of chairside assisting and administrative procedures in dental offices or clinics. Focus is on the job-ready, safe, legal, ethical and effective application of registered dental assistant functions. Rotations to specialty clinics are required, and will include rotations in orthodontics, surgery and administrative assisting. This course requires a high level of professionalism. Directed clinical practice (DCP) is coordinated by a member of the Dental Assisting program faculty. Supervision of the student is shared by the staff of the dental office or clinic and a faculty member. This course includes 225 hours of dental radiography duties. Students may not be paid for DCP.
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