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DENA 050 Dental Communications

3 hours lecture, 3 units
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Description: This course is an introduction to the Dental Assisting Program. Emphasis is placed on the history of dentistry, current trends in the dental industry, educational requirements, and the responsibilities of each Dental Health Team. Students explore the dental field and its demands as they develop the verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills required to be effective members of a Dental Health Team. Topics include dental terminology, infection control basics, standards of patient care, methods of conflict resolution and an exploration of psychological issues related to dental patients, employers and co-workers. This course is for students who have been admitted to the dental assisting program.

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