Dental Auxiliary Course Offerings

DXX 104 - Infection Control in Dentistry

Prerequisite: Admission to the dental hygiene or dental assisting program at GRCC. Co-requisites: DAA 112 for DA and BI 127 for DH students. An introduction to concepts of infection control in dentistry and the infection control protocol for the Dental Auxiliary Programs. Topics include:personal protection equipment, aseptic techniques, sterilization and disinfection methods and equipment, and management of hazardous waste. Some sections of DXX 104 require students to attend an additional hour of structured learning assistance. Those sections are noted in the schedule of classes.
Course Fee: $79.5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DXX 115 - Introduction to Dentistry

This course is an introduction to dentistry and the roles and characteristics of the dentist, dental hygienist and dental assistant. Students learn strategies for problem solving, ethical decision making and teamwork. Topics include State licensure requirements, legal documentation, comparing professional and non-professional journals and designing a dental office environment. Students also discuss anxiety concerns with dental patients and discuss the signs of human trafficking.
Course Fee: $25 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DXX 128 - Dental Radiography

DXX 128 introduces principles of dental imaging. Topics include physics of ionizing radiation, radiation biology, safety precautions, and equipment management. The laboratory experience consists of image receptor placement and exposure of radiographs on x-ray manikins. Students self-evaluate images for diagnostic quality. Clinical experiences include image placement techniques and patient management while exposing radiographs. Students identify anatomical land marks, processing errors, dental materials, and dental disease on patient radiographs. This course is offered in the typical lecture/lab format and is also offered in modules. Both Module DXX 128A (Dental Imaging Techniques on Manikins) and Module DXX 128B (Dental Imaging Techniques on Patients) must be passed to earn a passing grade in DXX 128.
Course Fee: $138 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DXX 128A - Dental Imaging Techniques on Manikins

Lecture topics include physics of ionizing radiation, radiation biology, safety precautions, and equipment management. The laboratory experience consists of image receptor placement, and exposure of radiographs on x-ray manikins. Students self-evaluate images for diagnostic quality.
Course Fee: $138 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

DXX 128B - Dental Imaging Techniques on Patients

Clinical experiences include image placement techniques and patient management while exposing radiographs. Students identify anatomical land marks, processing errors, dental materials, and dental disease on patient radiographs.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)