Course Description

This course serves as an introduction to the basics of dental assisting.

Some examples of the DATS course learning objectives consist of the principles and techniques of the following:

  • Patient reception
  • Taking patient vital signs and reviewing their medical history
  • Dental materials and instruments
  • The importance of sterilization and infection control
  • Oral hygiene and preventive care instruction
  • Radiology
  • Taking dental impressions
  • Charting
  • Computer entry of patient data
  • Teeth identification: primary and permanent dentition
  • OSHA regulations
  • CPR training
  • Dental Anatomy & Physiology

The DATS students have the opportunity to perform their internship at a dental office of their choice or with one of our partnered dental offices.