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Spring 2024
Jun 14,2024
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DA 280 - Co-op Ed: Dental Assisting
Associated Term: Spring 2024
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Integrate academic theory with workplace practice
2. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the responsibilities and procedures performed by each member of the dental health team
3. Compose in writing a useful resume, cover letter and thank you letter
4. Participate in a “mock interview” process to gain interviewing skills
5. Demonstrate the ability to analyze new situations and respond according to professionally accepted guidelines – criterion included in the co-op packet evals
6. Actively and constructively participate in classroom discussions
7. Demonstrate ability to work successfully in the dental office with the patient and the dental team. A criterion is defined in the co-op packet evals
8. Demonstrate the chairside and laboratory skills necessary to function as a member of the dental health team in two different dental offices
9. Demonstrate ability to manipulate new dental materials while maintaining efficiency
10. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace culture including required dress, conversations, and attitudes
11. Develop a professional network
12. Perform at a level of “marginal” or better on all evaluations, showing improvement in at least three areas in your second session evaluations– criterion included in Co-op packet evals
13. Demonstrate and strengthen the interpersonal skills necessary to blend into two different dental office assignments, and the clinic at LCC
14. Identify factors which control and contribute to success in the workplace of the dental assistant
15. Show personal, professional and academic integrity while working as a Cooperative Education student
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