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DA 130W - Dental Assisting Internship

Credits: 6
Provides the opportunity to perform chairside assisting techniques, laboratory procedures, and dental office management skills while under direct supervision. Assignments will be made to dental care facilities.Each student will be assigned to two separate dental offices for a total of 300 hours.

Prerequisite(s): DA 120  and DA 120LW  with a “C” (2.0) minimum grade in each.
Corequisite(s): DA 133W  
Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 300
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate professional skills required of an entry level dental assistant.
    1. Be present at each of the two clinical sites for each day and those hours assigned during the rotation periods. See evaluation.
      1. Assist dental staff in completing student progress report forms by due dates.
      2. Attend each seminar session to share experiences and knowledge with fellow classmates. See seminar syllabus.
      3. Make an introductory contact with the dental office assignments prior to the start of each rotation period.
      4. Expect periodic consultation with the supervising instructor regarding progress in clinical experience assignments.
      5. Submit weekly journal entries and experience reports for each week of the clinical experience assignment.
      6. Complete an office procedures manual for the each office assignments to be submitted to the instructor by the due date.
      7. Comply with Dental Assisting discipline policies on attire and personal grooming regulations. See attached copy.
      8. Notify instructor and dental office of same day absence and/or tardiness prior to the beginning of the work day. Prior knowledge of an absence or tardiness must be approved by instructor prior to work day.

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