Dental Terminology WVEIS Code 0748
This course contains the dental terminology needed for entry-level employment as a Dental Assistant within both clinical and administrative areas. After an overview of the role, function and utilization of dental terminology, major instructional components include the use of dental terminology in the following areas: odontololgy and anatomical landmarks, infection control, chairside assisting, radiography, dental laboratory, pharmacology and emergency care, business office procedures and dental specialties. Current technology will be utilized to master course standards. Students are provided the opportunity to participate in a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO).
Standard 1: Dental Terminology (0748.S.1)
Students will define, pronounce and use dental terminology.
0748.1.1 Explain the steps in analyzing the definition of dental acronyms.
0748.1.2 Pronounce commonly used dental terms.
0748.1.3 Define and pronounce commonly used dental root words, prefixes and suffixes.
0748.1.4 Identify commonly used acronyms and abbreviations.
Standard 2: Odontology and Anatomical Landmarks (0748.S.2)
Students will identify terminology associated with odontology and anatomical landmarks.
Odontology and Anatomical Landmarks Objectives
0748.2.1 Name and identify the major bones of the face and skull.
0748.2.2 Name the major muscles of mastication and illustrate positioning.
0748.2.3 Describe the location and function of the salivary glands.
0748.2.4 Correctly locate and pronounce oral cavity landmarks.
0748.2.5 Discuss the various dentitions and related terms.
0748.2.6 Name and discuss the various tissues and membranes that make up the periodontium.
0748.2.7 Name and identify the tooth surfaces and characteristic landmarks.
Standard 3: Infection Control (0748.S.3)
Students will define and pronounce terminology associated with infection control.
0748.3.1 Discuss related signs, symptoms and sources related to various common disease conditions.
0748.3.2 Identify and explain transmission and prevention of pathogenic agents.
0748.3.3 Identify government agencies concerned with the control of disease.
Standard 4: Chairside Assisting (0748.S.4)
Students will define and pronounce terminology associated with clinical chairside assisting.
0748.4.1 Identify and explain terminology related to diseases associated with teeth, tissues and structures of the head.
0748.4.2 Interpret commonly used dental terms related to various chairside procedures.
0748.4.3 Differentiate between the various types and properties of dental restorative materials.
0748.4.4 Define and pronounce terms related to the preparation and isolation of the operative area.
Standard 5: Radiography (0748.S.5)
Students will define and pronounce dental terms that are associated with radiography.
0748.5.1 Define and pronounce terms connected with the production and properties of Roentgen Rays.
0748.5.2 List and give examples of acceptable methods for radiation protection.
0748.5.3 Describe the various types of radiographs and the qualities necessary for diagnosis.
0748.5.4 Identify the steps to process dental radiographs.
0748.5.5 List and describe common radiographic errors and the causes of each.
Standard 6: Dental Laboratory (0748.S.6)
Students will identify, define and pronounce terminology related to dental laboratory materials and procedures.
0748.6.1 Identify various materials used in the dental laboratory and give examples of their uses.
0748.6.2 Discuss the characteristics of various types of descriptive or manipulative dental materials.
0748.6.3 Describe the major fixed prosthodontic appliances.
0748.6.4 List and explain the assorted prosthodontic removable appliances.
Standard 7: Pharmacology and Emergency Care (0748.S.7)
Students will define and pronounce terminology related to pharmacology and emergency care in a dental office.
Pharmacology and Emergency Care Objectives
0748.7.1 Name and identify the regulatory bodies concerned with drugs.
0748.7.2 Discuss the effects that drugs impose on the body.
0748.7.3 Describe the parts of a prescription and explain the various routes of drug administration.
0748.7.4 List and explain the classification of drugs commonly used in dentistry.
0748.7.5 Identify and describe major equipment and materials needed in prevention of emergencies and emergency treatment.
0748.7.6 Define terms related to CPR and other common medical emergencies.
0748.7.7 Describe the most common emergencies occurring in a dental office.
Standard 8: Business Office Procedures (0748.S.8)
Students will define and pronounce terminology associated with business office procedures.
0748.8.1 Discuss and illustrate oral and written communications related to office procedures.
0748.8.2 Explain various types of appointments and correlated scheduling terms.
0748.8.3 Interpret dental insurance terms and discuss types of dental insurance plans.
0748.8.4 Define common banking terms and discuss types of financial disbursements used in a dental office.
0748.8.5 Explain terms related to purchasing and inventory of supplies.
0748.8.6 List and define the major legal and ethical terms used in a dental business office.
Standard 9: Dental Specialties (0748.S.9)
Students will recognize and apply appropriate terminology to various dental specialties.
Dental Specialties Objectives
0748.9.1 Define and explain terminology related to the procedures used to construct fixed and removable dental prostheses.
0748.9.2 Identify and describe the diagnostic tests used to determine pulpal conditions.
0748.9.3 List and explain the equipment and materials necessary for endodontic treatment.
0748.9.4 Compile a list of and explain the instruments commonly used in oral surgery and explain their use.
0748.9.5 Describe the different types of tooth extractions and tooth impactions.
0748.9.6 Discuss classifications of malocclusion and the primary methods of treatment for each.
0748.9.7 List and explain the instruments used in the orthodontic practice.
0748.9.8 Name and discuss various methods used to care for periodontal conditions.
0748.9.10 Identify common childhood diseases that affect the condition of the human dentition.
Students will apply knowledge of computers and their use within the dental health care system.
0748.10.1 Integrate the use of software, hardware and the Internet to practice and master standards identified in the course.
0748.10.2 Utilize the Internet as a resource/research tool.
Standard 11: Student Organization
Students will participate in at least one Career and Technical Organization (CTSO).
0748.11.1 Participate in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) or SkillsUSA/Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (SkillsUSA/VICA).
0748.11.2 Research the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) or National Association of Dental Assistants (NADA) as option for state/local membership.
0748.11.3 Apply parliamentary procedure in organizational meetings.
0748.11.4 Demonstrate team membership skill, such as cooperation and leadership.
0748.11.5 Take part in local, state and national dental health care and education projects.