Cluster health Science Education course dental Terminology wveis code 0748 course description



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CLUSTER Health Science Education
COURSE Dental Terminology

WVEIS CODE 0748

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course contains the dental terminology needed for entry-level employment as a Dental Assistant within both clinical and administrative areas. The course includes an overview of the role, function and utilization of dental terminology. Major instructional components include the use of dental terminology in the following areas: odontology and anatomical landmarks, infection control, chair side assisting, radiography, dental laboratory, pharmacology and emergency care, business office procedures and dental specialties.

*This course is recommended as an elective for the Allied Health Sciences Concentration (Dental Assisting Specialization).
SKILL SETS

Dental Terminology

Odontology and Anatomical Landmarks

Infection Control

Chair Side Assisting

Radiography

Dental Laboratory

Pharmacology and Emergency Care

Business Office Procedures

Dental Terminology WVEIS 0748

Skill Set

Dental Terminology

Knowledge Objectives
0748.1

Students will demonstrate knowledge of


  • use of dental terminology in oral and written communications.

  • prefixed, roots and suffixes used in dental terminology.

Performance Objectives
0748.2

0748.3


0748.4

0748.5


Students will


  • determine the steps in analyzing the definition of dental acronyms.

  • pronounce commonly used dental terms.

  • spell and pronounce commonly used dental root words, prefixes and suffixes.

  • recognize commonly used acronyms and abbreviations.

Skill Set

Odontology and Anatomical Landmarks

Knowledge Objectives
0748.6

Students will demonstrate knowledge of


  • effective communication techniques using terminology associated with odontology and anatomical landmarks.

Performance Objectives
0748.7

0748.8


0748.9

0748.10


0748.11

0748.12


0748.13

Students will


  • articulate the major bones of the face and skull.

  • articulate the major muscles of mastication and illustrate positioning.

  • determine the location and function of the salivary glands.

  • locate and pronounce oral cavity landmarks.

  • articulate dentitions and related terms.

  • examine tissues and membranes that make up the periodontium.

  • examine tooth surfaces and characteristic landmarks.

Skill Set

Infection Control

Knowledge Objectives
0748.14

Students will demonstrate knowledge of


  • effective communication techniques using terminology associated with infection control.

Performance Objectives
0748.15

0748.16


0748.17

Students will


  • examine signs, symptoms and sources related to common disease conditions. .

  • determine transmission and prevention of pathogenic agents.

  • distinguish government agencies concerned with the control of disease.

Skill Set

Chair Side Assisting

Knowledge Objectives
0748.18

Students will demonstrate knowledge of


  • effective communication techniques using terminology associated with clinical Chair Side Assisting.




Performance Objectives
0748.19
0748.20

0748.21


0748.22

Students will


  • recognize terminology related to diseases associated with teeth, tissues and structures of the head.

  • articulate commonly used dental terms related to chair side procedures.

  • differentiate between types and properties of dental restorative materials.

  • relate and pronounce terms related to the preparation and isolation of the operative area.

Skill Set

Radiography

Knowledge Objectives
0748.23

Students will demonstrate knowledge of


  • effective communication techniques using terminology associated with radiography.

Performance Objectives
0748.24

0748.25


0748.26

0748.27


0748.28

Students will


  • articulate terms associated with the production and properties of roentgen rays.

  • demonstrate acceptable methods for radiation protection.

  • determine types of radiographs and qualities necessary for diagnosis.

  • implement steps to process dental radiographs.

  • assess common radiographic errors and the causes of each.

Skill Set

Dental Laboratory

Knowledge Objectives
0748.29

Students will demonstrate knowledge of


  • effective communication techniques using terminology associated with dental laboratory materials and procedures.

Performance Objectives
0748.30

0748.31


0748.32

Students will


  • identify materials used in the dental laboratory and give examples of their uses.

  • relate characteristics of descriptive or manipulative dental materials.

  • demonstrate the major fixed and removable prosthodontic appliances.

Skill Set

Pharmacology and Emergency Care

Knowledge Objectives
0748.33

Students will demonstrate knowledge of


  • effective communication techniques using terminology associated with pharmacology and emergency care.

Performance Objectives
0748.34

0748.35


0748.36

0748.37


0748.38

0748.39


0748.40

Students will


  • examine regulatory bodies concerned with the control of medications/drugs.

  • determine effects of drugs on the body.

  • examine parts of a prescription and explain routes of drug administration.

  • distinguish the classification of drugs commonly used in dentistry.

  • research equipment and materials needed in prevention and treatment of emergencies.

  • articulate terms related to CPR and other common medical emergencies.

  • examine common emergencies occurring in a dental office.




Skill Set

Business Office Procedures

Knowledge Objectives
0748.41

Students will demonstrate knowledge of


  • effective communication techniques using terminology associated with business office procedures.

Performance Objectives
0748.42

0748.43


0748.44

0748.45
0748.46



0748.47

Students will


  • demonstrate oral and written communications related to office procedures.

  • compare types of appointments and correlated scheduling terms.

  • examine dental insurance terms and discuss types of dental insurance plans.

  • examine common banking terms and discuss types of financial disbursements used in a dental office.

  • select terms related to purchasing and inventory of supplies.

  • relate legal and ethical terms and definitions used in a dental business office.



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