Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
DEA253Dental Science I4Introduction to anatomy and physiology, microbiology and oral pathology. Prerequisite: None required (recommend completion of all General Education requirements prior to beginning program) Corequisite: DEA 256, DEA 424, DEA 507, DHY 161, DHY 221 Loading...
DEA256Dental Anatomy2The study of head, neck and dental anatomy is combined to give students the foundation for application in dental assisting. Prerequisite: None required. (Recommend completion of all general education requirements prior to beginning program) Prerequisite or Corequisite: DEA 424 Corequisite: DEA 253, DEA 507,DHY 161, DHY 221 Loading...
DEA263Dental Science II2The study of pharmacology, medical emergencies in the dental healthcare setting, and nutrition. Child and Adult Abuse training also received within this course. Prerequisite: DEA 253 , DEA 256, DEA 424, DEA 507 , DHY 161 , DHY 221 Corequisite: DEA 321 , DEA 576 , DEA 591 , DEA 615 , DEA 702 Loading...
DEA297Ethics/Jurisprudence Seminar1The study and legal responsibilities of the dental profession as well as the functions and jurisprudence of dental auxiliary personnel. Study for and completion of the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners Registration exams will take place during this course. Prerequisite: All first and second semester courses successfully completed Corequisite: DEA 577 Loading...
DEA321Dental Radiography II2A continuation of Dental Radiography I. Weekly seminars for basic interpretation of radiographics and laboratory experience to develop student competence in making oral radiographic surveys. Prerequisite: DEA 253, 256, 507, DHY 161Loading...
DEA424Dental Materials Lab1Through laboratory experience, the student learns techniques in preparation and utilization of dental materials. Prerequisite or Corequisite: DEA 256 Loading...
DEA507Princ of Dental Assisting6Beginning concepts of chairside assisting with emphasis on the role of the dental team in delivery systems. Terminology, instrument identification, equipment and basic procedures are covered Prerequisite: None required (recommend completion of all general education requirements prior to beginning program) Corequisite: DEA 253 , DEA 256 , DEA 424 , DHY 161 , DHY 221 Loading...
DEA576Dental Assisting Clinic I3Application of knowledge and skills as student rotate through dental healthcare settings. At least 50% of rotations are in general dental practices with the remaining rotations in specialty dental practices Prerequisite: DEA 253, DEA 256, DEA 507, DEA 424, DHY 221, DHY 161 Corequisite: DEA 591 , DEA 615, DEA 263, DEA 321, DEA 702 Loading...
DEA577Dental Assisting Clinic II4A deeper application of knowledge and skills as student rotate through dental healthcare settings. At least 50% of rotations are in general dental practices with the remaining rotations in specialty dental practices. Prerequisite: All first and second semester courses successfully completed Corequisite: DEA 297 Loading...
DEA591Dental Assisting Seminar1Discussion and problem-solving from clinical practice. Provides an awareness of types of office situations and discussion of clinical aspects of dental assisting and dentistry. Oral reports and weekly evaluations are required. Prerequisite: DEA 253, 256, 507, 424, DHY 221, 161. Corequisite: DEA 576Loading...
DEA615Clinical Dental Assisting5A continuance of Principles of DA I (DEA 507) with emphasis on operative dentistry, dental specialties and advanced dental assisting functions Prerequisite: DEA 253, DEA 256 , DEA 424 , DEA 507 , DHY 161 , DHY 221 Corequisite: DEA 321, DEA 576, DEA 591, DEA 263, DEA 702 Loading...
DEA702Dental Office Procedures2Covers the business aspects of the dental office: patient relations, appointment book management, financial records, telephone communications, credits and collections, dental insurance, tax records, supply and inventory systems. Prerequisite: 35 WPM keyboard skills and computer literacyLoading...