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Preliminary Oral Inspection (POI)/Intro to Dental Assisting (Hybrid)

with Danielle D'Alessandro


Description: This covers the Introduction to Dental Assisting in 302.06. With online and hands-on components, this course prepares dental assistants to perform a preliminary oral inspection on patients and includes taking medical/dental histories, obtaining/reading vital signs, basic oral anatomy and terminology, and dental charting. Participants must complete assignments online prior to clinical portion.

Session 1 - online: 9/3 - 17/22

                Clinical: NHTI campus - 9/17/22 - 1pm - 5pm

Session 2 - online: 9/24 - 10/8/22

                Clinial:  NHTI campus - 10/8/22 - 1pm - 5pm

Session 3 - online: 10/22/22 - 11/5/22

                 Clinical: NHTI campus - 11/5/22 - 1pm - 5pm

Please note: Course not required for dental assistant graduates from ADA accredited programs; course not appropriate for RDH.

Clinical portion (NHTI CAMPUS):  in Macrury Hall, Room 140

CEUs: 6 Hours

Prerequisites & required documents: Completed Employment Verification Form confirming a minimum 400 hours of chairside experience.

Please complete the Employment Verification Form

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Required materials provided by student: Manual blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.

PPE Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE.  Required PPE includes surgical masks, safety glasses, scrubs, lab coat, gloves, in addition to required blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be registered and a seat will NOT be reserved for you until ALL paperwork as well as payment is submitted.

Macrury Hall

31 College Drive
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Room: 140