DNTL1220 Chairside Assisting II

This course is designed to develop skills in four-handed dental assisting, including tray set up preparation. It also will introduce the student to the specialized areas of dentistry and the instruments, materials and procedures needed for each.




Successful completion of 1st semester courses

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate the delivery of dental care
Demonstrate the role of a clinical assistant
Prepare for local anesthesia
Simulate the role of the dental assistant in restorative dentistry
Examine the basics of prosthodontics
Explain endodontics
Explain periodontal procedures
Examine oral and maxillofacial surgery
Examine orthodontics
Explain pediatric dentistry
Investigate public health dentistry
Use cavity preparation terminology

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544


Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details