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Dental Health Safety

Course Number: 10508101
Credits: 1.00

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Course Description

10-508-101 DENTAL HEALTH SAFETY...prepares dental auxiliary students to respond proactively to dental emergencies, control infection, prevent disease, adhere to OSHA Standards, and safely manage hazardous materials. Students also take patient vital signs and collect patient medical/dental histories. CPR certification is a prerequisite; students will be required to show proof of certification before beginning the course. (Prerequisite: Accepted into the Dental Hygiene or Dental Assistant Programs)

Course Typically Offered

  • Summer
  • Fall

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Analyze infections that may influence the practice of dentistry
  2. Adhere to OSHA Hazardous Communication standard
  3. Employ personal and patient protection to prevent disease transmission
  4. Reprocess treatment area
  5. Reprocess instruments
  6. Manage wastes safely
  7. Collect patients' medical/dental histories
  8. Take patient's vital signs
  9. Maintain equipment and supplies used for dental office emergencies
  10. Handle dental office chemical emergencies
  11. Handle dental office medical emergencies
  12. Handle dental office infectious exposure emergencies