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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DL 110 - Introduction to Technical Dentistry

Credit Hours: 1

An explanation of the profession of dentistry and how the dental health team serves the public. The organization of dental laboratories, history of dentistry and medicine, quality control, bloodborne infectious diseases, antiseptic techniques, ethics, and the motivation for excellence in restorative techniques are discussed. Treatment of patients, including those of different racial, ethnic, gender, class and economic backgrounds is stressed.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • state the duties of the dental lab technician;
  • define dentistry;
  • explain the education necessary for licensing in dentistry;
  • list the dental specialties;
  • describe the various dental organizations;
  • list the reasons for the shift of the traditional role of women from the domestic to the professional;
  • discuss the differences of cultural-racial and socio-economic groups;
  • demonstrate an understanding of race, ethnic and gender relations in the United States;
  • illustrate knowledge of the pathology of bloodborne diseases;
  • employ antiseptic techniques in the lab;
  • identify the ethical, legal and regulatory considerations related to bloodborne infectious diseases;
  • list types of health care insurance; and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the history of medical and dental care.

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