Feb 18, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

DAS 150 - Clinical Practicum


Course Description: This course focuses on the externship experience at area dental offices and clinics.  Students have the opportunity to assist in “real life” dental procedures with a participating dentist.  Students also get the opportunity to experience the day-to-day running of an actual dental office.  Students will also participate in a community service project.   300 clinical hours 

Prerequisite(s): Completion of DAS 101, DAS 102, DAS 104, DAS 105, DHY 152
Note(s): There is an 8 day externship during the Winter Intersession and a Community Service Project that is included as part of this course.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Assist chairside in dental procedures.
  • Perform the legally delegated procedures of the MA Dental Practice Act as required in a dental practice.
  • Manipulate dental materials appropriately as needed in a dental practice.
  • Critically think, problem solve, and anticipate the needs of others while participating in dental procedures in a dental office or clinic.
  • Perform infection control protocols for safe dental practice.
  • Demonstrate compassion and empathy for patients and others.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and effective communication skills with patients and dental office staff.


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