DNA 190



Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                       Date :  January 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Dental Assisting


Course Number and Title:  DNA 190     Coordinated Internship


Credit Hours:           4          Hours/Wk Lecture:  1         Hours/Wk Lab: 9     Lec/Lab Comb:  10



  1. Catalog Description:  Exposes students to the fast pace of a dental practice while they perform support services with an established team. 


  1. Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:  Prepares student to enter the workforce by giving them hands-on experience.


  1. Required background:   DNA 100, 103, 109, 110, 113, 134, and HLT 105


  1. Course Content:


    1. Communication in Dental Office
    2. Business Operating Systems
    3. Financial Management in the Dental Office
    4. Preparing to Enter Workforce
    5. Application of Dental Assisting Duties
    6. Interaction with Patients and Co-workers


  1. Learner Outcomes

                  The student will:


a.    Explain methods of communication in the dental office

b.    Discuss varied types of business operating systems.

c.    Demonstrate how to make appointments.

d.    Show how to complete dental insurance forms.

e.    Prepare a dental supply order form.

f.     Explain entries for accounts receivable.

g.    Describe entries for accounts payable.

h.    Discuss money management in a dental office.

i.      Prepare a résumé and cover letter.

j.      Demonstrate dental assisting capability in dental office


II.            Evaluation

Students will be evaluated using some combination of quizzes, essays, written assignments, tests, and clinical evaluation from clinical rotation.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.


III.           This course supports the following objectives.


DCC Educational Objectives



Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding

Information Literacy

Personal Development

Quantitative Reasoning

            Scientific Reasoning