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RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
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DA 152 - Practicum and Seminar in Dental Assisting I

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first two terms of the Dental Assistant program.

Course Description: Students work an average of 10 per week in a host site (118 hours per term) as part of the dental team. Duties will be assigned according to the student’s skill level and the work needs of the host site. Students experience first-hand the daily operations within a dental office as chair-side dental assistants and front office personnel. Students will experience entry-level and begin mid-level duties as appropriate. Moderated by an Instructor, seminars are designed to define expectations, discuss progress, and evaluate current practicum experiences.

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Perform chairside assisting functions in a clinical setting.
  • CLO#2: Construct a resume for a dental assistant position. (ILO: Information Literacy)
  • CLO#3: Describe experiences and set personal goals.
  • CLO#4: Provide professional feedback to others.
  • CLO#5: Adhere to facility and dental assisting program policies.

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