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DENA 110 Professionalism 1

Effective Date: September 2017

Students are introduced to the dental profession, the fundamental principles of professionalism, and the evolving scope of practice for the Certified Dental Assistant in relation to the dental team and client management. Concepts of professional practice and empowerment are explored.

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Credits
2
Format
1.5 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$123.98 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 111 Professionalism 2

Effective Date: January 2017

In this course, students will build on concepts of DENA 110, with a focus on the use of professional interpersonal skills when interacting with clients, teams, community, and regulatory and licensing bodies. Students are introduced to current issues and trends in dentistry, principles of teaching and learning, and preparation for employment.

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Credits
2
Format
1.5 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$148.77 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

Effective Date: January 2018

In this course, students will build on concepts of DENA 110, with a focus on the use of professional interpersonal skills when interacting with clients, teams, community, and regulatory and licensing bodies. Students are introduced to current issues and trends in dentistry, principles of teaching and learning, and preparation for employment.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
1.5 lecture hours per week for 17 weeks and 1 assessment week
Tuition
$148.77 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 120 Applied Dental Sciences 1

Effective Date: September 2015

Students will develop a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology and radiography for application in dental assisting practice. Learners will apply knowledge of head and neck anatomy, body systems, nerve innervation, tooth morphology, supporting structures, and common anomalies of the teeth in preparation for practice in the clinical setting.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 121 Applied Dental Sciences 2

Effective Date: January 2017

This course introduces students to oral pathology, basic concepts of pharmacology, and nutrition within the scope of dental assisting practice and client care. Radiography knowledge and skills related to client care and management are further developed.

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Credits
3
Format
2.5 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

Effective Date: January 2018

This course introduces students to oral pathology, basic concepts of pharmacology, and nutrition within the scope of dental assisting practice and client care. Radiography knowledge and skills related to client care and management are further developed.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
2.5 lecture hours per week for 17 weeks and 1 assessment week
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 130 Clinical Support Theory 1

Effective Date: January 2017

This course focuses on the theory and concepts associated with general dentistry. The psychomotor skills and equipment that are required for the practice of dental assisting will be introduced. Students are introduced to infection and pain control, restorative dentistry, chairside assisting, and record keeping.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 131 Clinical Support Theory 2

Effective Date: September 2017

This course is a continuation of DENA 130 focusing on the theory and concepts of assisting for advanced restorative and specialized dental procedures. The psychomotor skills required for the practice of dental assisting and direct client care will be introduced. Dental specialties include Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and emerging specialties.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$198.36 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

Effective Date: January 2018

This course is a continuation of DENA 130 focusing on the theory and concepts of assisting for advanced restorative and specialized dental procedures. The psychomotor skills required for the practice of dental assisting and direct client care will be introduced. Dental specialties include Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and emerging specialties.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week for 17 weeks and 1 assessment week
Tuition
$198.36 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 140 Preventive Approaches for Dental Health 1

Effective Date: September 2015

In this course, students acquire knowledge of the basic theory and concepts related to safe and effective oral health practices as a Certified Dental Assistant. The role of documenting health histories, assessing dental office emergencies, and obtaining client vital signs will be explored.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$165.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 141 Preventive Approaches for Dental Health 2

Effective Date: January 2017

In this course, students acquire the knowledge necessary to perform direct client care as it pertains to oral health, care for the special needs client, and development of individual, group or community oral health education plans.

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Credits
3
Format
2.5 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

Effective Date: January 2018

In this course, students acquire the knowledge necessary to perform direct client care as it pertains to oral health, care for the special needs client, and development of individual, group or community oral health education plans.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
2.5 lecture hours per week for 17 weeks and 1 assessment week
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 142 Public Dental Clinic

Effective Date: January 2017

In this course students will provide direct client care and perform dental office management procedures related to dental assisting practice.

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Credits
2
Format
24 lab hours per week for two weeks
Tuition
$535.68 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 150 Dental Assisting Practice 1

Effective Date: January 2017

This course provides practice opportunities for clinical support, laboratory procedures, basic restorative procedures, and direct client care. Students integrate the concepts of professional conduct, safe practice, and effective communication with their theoretical knowledge of dental science and preventive dental health during dental assisting practice.

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Credits
5
Format
1.5 lecture hours and 17 lab hours per week
Tuition
$1,709.40 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 151 Dental Assisting Practice 2

Effective Date: January 2017

This course provides continued practice opportunities for clinical support, direct patient care, and laboratory and restorative procedures. Practice related to dental office management and dental assisting for specialty procedures are introduced. Students integrate the concepts of professional conduct, safe practice, and effective communication with their theoretical knowledge of dental science, preventive dental health, and dental assisting in the clinical setting.

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Credits
6
Format
1.5 lecture hours and 17 lab hours per week
Tuition
$2,477.52 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

Effective Date: January 2018

This course provides continued practice opportunities for clinical support, direct patient care, and laboratory and restorative procedures. Practice related to dental office management and dental assisting for specialty procedures are introduced. Students integrate the concepts of professional conduct, safe practice, and effective communication with their theoretical knowledge of dental science, preventive dental health, and dental assisting in the clinical setting.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
6
Format
1.5 lecture hours, 17 lab hours per week for 17 weeks and 1 assessment week
Tuition
$2,477.52 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 161 Dental Office Management

Effective Date: January 2018

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamental principles of dental office management. Students will focus on the retention of dental records, client management, dental insurance, financial systems, and computer software used in the dental clinic.

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Credits
1
Format
1 lecture hour per week
Tuition
$99.18 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

Effective Date: January 2017

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamental principles of dental office management. Students will focus on the retention of dental records, client management, dental insurance, financial systems, and computer software used in the dental clinic.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
1 lecture hour per week for 17 weeks and 1 assessment week
Tuition
$99.18 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 171 Practicum 1

Effective Date: January 2017

Students are introduced to the practice of dental assisting in a general dentistry office.

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Credits
1
Format
24 hours supervised field practice
Tuition
$217.44 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 172 Practicum 2

Effective Date: September 2017

This course provides opportunities for dental assisting practice in a general dentistry office, enabling the student to integrate skills and knowledge into practice.

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Credits
3
Format
80 hours supervised field practice
Tuition
$543.60 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Prerequisites and/or Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

DENA 173 Practicum 3

Effective Date: May 2016

This practicum provides students with the opportunity to engage in dental assisting practice in a general dentistry office. Integrating the knowledge and skills acquired within the program, students continue building their skills and breadth of practice to achieve clinical competency in the practice setting.

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Credits
3
Format
120 hours supervised field practice
Tuition
$724.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Certified Dental Assistant.

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