Apr 09, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
    
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DS 170 - Dental Assisting Externship


Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the practical application of the dental assisting skills obtained throughout the program. Students will be assigned to local dental health care facilities to participate in patient treatment under the guidance of licensed professionals. Students will acquire hands-on experience in clinical, laboratory and administrative procedures and complete a journal of externship activities. Seminars with the class and course instructor will be conducted periodically to review externship experiences.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of the externship, the student should be able to:

  • interact in a professional and ethical manner with patients and colleagues;
  • perform the administrative skills required of a certified dental assistant;
  • perform the clinical skills required of a certified dental assistant;
  • perform the laboratory skills required of a certified dental assistant;
  • complete requirements for national certification and NYS licensure; and
  • obtain employment in an entry-level position as a dental assistant.


Prerequisites: All required first-semester Dental Assisting courses.
Corequisites: All required second-semester Dental Assisting courses.
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