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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

DAST-130 Operative Techniques Externship

Credits 7 / 1 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into College Level Reading, completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0 or higher, or successful completion of ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092; DAST-120, DAST-121, DAST-122. DAST-123, DAST-124, DAST-125 and DHDA-114. Co-requisite: DAST-130C . Note: Division signature is required for registration.
This course provides practice in a clinical setting in assigned dental offices in order to further practice skills learned in the Fall and Winter semesters plus a seminar session. The seminar will be conducted weekly with students to discuss the clinical extern experience. Students must come prepared each week to share positive dental office experiences through the use of class participation and journal entries.

Course Outcomes
1. Prepare individuals who possess the necessary knowledge, principles and clinical skills needed to function as a competent dental assistant 2. Prepare individuals who will pass the state examination given by the Board of dentistry of the Michigan department of Community Health-Bureau of Health Professions, and the national certification examination given by the dental Assisting National Board 3. Prepare individuals who will maintain the highest standards of practice in their role as credentialed dental assistants 4. Prepare highly trained dental assistants who will improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community which would include the health care field