DNTL1261 Expanded Functions

This course is designed for the students to learn and practice the expanded functions in the Hennepin Technical College dental clinics. These procedures are required by the Minnesota State Board of Dentistry to be eligible to take the Minnesota Licensure examination. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.




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:
Expose radiographs
Take alginate impressions for study casts
Take appropriate bite registration
Perform dental dam procedure
Apply topical anesthetic
Apply topical fluoride
Describe bleaching techniques
Perform mechanical polishing to clinical crowns
Demonstrate orthodontic separators
Prepare enamel surfaces before orthodontic appliances and sealants
Remove excess bond with hand or rotary instruments
Preselect orthodontic bands
Demonstrate ligatures on orthodontic appliances
Remove excess cement with hand instruments only
Perform pit and fissure sealants
Remove sutures
Demonstrate periodontal dressings
Manipulate temporary restorations
Perform nitrous oxide-oxygen inhalation analgesia

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 and Eden Prairie Campus:  952-995-1300

Credit Details