May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
    
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DA 103 - Dentistry Law and Ethics

2 Credit(s)

Must be enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program. Course content includes the development of dentistry and its related professions. Covers ethics and jurisprudence for dental professionals. A study of the Oregon Dental Practice Act and comparison of other states, roles of the dental health team, and an introduction to the dental office environment are also included in this course. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Pronounce, define and spell correctly dental terminology introduced in reading, written assignments, during online classroom activities, and class forums

2. Differentiate between members of the dental health team, their intra-office responsibilities, educational background, licensure and/or certification requirements, degrees awarded, professional organizations, and describe how they function as a team

3. Differentiate between and compare the various dental specialties

4. Compare the concepts of law and ethics and describe their applicability to the practice of dental assisting

5. Respond to and understand questions regarding the Oregon Dental Practice Act, understand how to find a Dental Practice Act in whatever state you may live or practice in, and understand how to find out what dental assistants are allowed to do in each state, including the one that you live and/or practice in

6. Legal documentation of patient records



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