DNTA102 - Introduction to Chairside Assisting

This course provides instruction in four-handed dentistry techniques and prepares the student to assist the dentist chairside. Content of the course includes; health history and vital signs, identification and management of medical emergiencies, principles and procedures of four-handed dentistry, oral evacuation, moisture control, instrument transfer and charting.

Credits: 5

Distribution: Career Training

Offered: Fall, Spring


  1. Prepare a patient for dental treatment by reviewing the proper documents and performing an intraoral and extraoral examination.
  2. Eplain the components of the patient record and how it is developed.
  3. Describe and respond to medical emergency situations that may take place in the dental office.
  4. Demonstrate basic concepts in dental assisting