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DAT-105 Dental Charting and Documentation

Credits: 3
This course is the study of dental charting and documentation as it relates to direct patient care in general dentistry. The course will include a clinical observation with emphasis on documentation and clinical records. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160 or ENG-101 and SPC-205 and BIO-112 or BIO-210 and BIO-211 and admission to the EDA program.


DAT-113 Dental Materials

Credits: 4
This course is a study of the physical and chemical properties of matter and identification, characteristics, and manipulation of dental materials. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160 or ENG-101 and SPC-205 and BIO-112 or BIO-210 and BIO-211 and admission to the EDA program.


DAT-115 Ethics and Professionalism

Credits: 1
This course introduces a cursory history of dental assisting, professional associations, scope of service in dentistry, and ethical, legal and professional considerations. The state Dental Practice Act is reviewed. 1.0-0.0-1.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160 or ENG-101 and SPC-205 and admission to the EDA program.


DAT-118 Dental Morphology

Credits: 2
This course emphasizes the development, eruption, and individual characteristics of each tooth and the surrounding structures. An overview of basic oral embryology and oral histology is also given. 1.0-3.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... BIO-112 or BIO-210 and BIO-211 and admission to the EDA program.


DAT-121 Dental Health Education

Credits: 2
This course defines the responsibilities of the dental assistant in individual and community dental health education with emphasis on the etiology of dental disease, methods for prevention, and principles of nutrition in relationship to oral health and preventive dentistry. 1.0-3.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160 or ENG-101 and SPC-205 and BIO-112 or BIO-210 and BIO-211 and admission to the EDA program.


DAT-122 Dental Office Management

Credits: 2
This course provides a study of the business aspects of a dental office. 2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-113, DAT-113, DAT-115, DAT-118, DAT-121, DAT-154, and MAT-160.


DAT-123 Oral Medicine / Oral Biology

Credits: 3
This course presents a basic study of oral pathology, pharmacology, nutrition, and common emergencies as related to the role of the dental assistant. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-113, DAT-113, DAT-115, DAT-118, DAT-121, and DAT-154.


DAT-124 Expanded Functions/Specialties

Credits: 1
This course offers practice in performing the expanded clinical procedures designated by the South Carolina State Board of Dentistry for Dental Assistants. 0.0-3.0-1.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-113, DAT-113, DAT-115, DAT-118, DAT-121, and DAT-154.


DAT-127 Dental Radiology

Credits: 4
This course provides the fundamental back- ground and theory for the safe and effective use of x-radiation in dentistry. It encompasses the history of x-rays, production and use of radiation, radiographic film, exposure factors, interpretation of radiographs and radiation hygiene. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-113, DAT-113, DAT-115, DAT-118, DAT-121, and DAT-154.


DAT-154 Clinical Procedures I

Credits: 4
This course includes preparation to assist dentist efficiently in four-handed dentistry. Emphasis is on the names and functions of all dental instruments, the principles involved in their use, and the dental assistants' role in dental instrumentation.

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160 or ENG-101 and SPC-205 and BIO-112 or BIO-210 and BIO-211 and admission to the EDA program.


DAT-164 Clinical Procedures II

Credits: 4
This course introduces the instruments and chair-side procedures of the dental specialties. Students also participate in office rotations. 2.0-6.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-113, DAT-105, DAT-113, DAT-115, DAT-121, and DAT-154


DAT-177 Dental Office Experience

Credits: 7
This course consists of practice in the dental office or clinic with rotation of assignments to encompass experiences in office management and clinical experience in all areas of dentistry. 0.0-21.0-7.0

Prerequisite(s)........... DAT-122, DAT-123, DAT-124, DAT-127 and DAT-164.



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