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Module 1

  1. 1. PowerPoint ® Presentation for Introduction to Dental Assisting Module: The Dental Profession: An Overview
  2. 2. Module: The Dental Profession: An Overview The Dental Profession: An Overview Part A: The Dental Team Part B: Communication
  3. 3. Module: The Dental Profession: An Overview <ul><li>Learning Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>1. Define the Key Terms. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Define for what DDS and DMD stand. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Identify the nine dental specialties of dentistry. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Identify the three steps involved in </li></ul><ul><li>communication. </li></ul><ul><li>5. List the education requirements for, and the professional organizations that represent each, dental profession. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Learning Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>6. Describe the skills performed by dental </li></ul><ul><li> hygienists, dental assistants, and dental </li></ul><ul><li> laboratory technicians. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Demonstrate the skills used in listening. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Recognize verbal and nonverbal </li></ul><ul><li>communication. </li></ul>Module: The Dental Profession: An Overview
  5. 5. Key Terms <ul><li>ADA </li></ul><ul><li>ADAA </li></ul><ul><li>CDA </li></ul><ul><li>DANB </li></ul><ul><li>Dental public health </li></ul><ul><li>Endodontics </li></ul><ul><li>Oral and maxillofacial surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Oral and maxillofacial Radiology </li></ul><ul><li>Oral and maxillofacial Pathology </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodontics </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatric dentistry </li></ul><ul><li>Periodontics </li></ul><ul><li>Prosthodontics </li></ul>
  6. 6. Part A: The Dental Team <ul><li>The Dentist: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) </li></ul></ul>American Dental Association
  7. 7. The Dental Specialties <ul><li>Dental Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>Endodontics </li></ul><ul><li>Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology </li></ul><ul><li>Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology </li></ul><ul><li>Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatric Dentistry </li></ul><ul><li>Periodontics </li></ul><ul><li>Prosthodontics </li></ul>
  8. 8. Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Graduate of two- or four-year dental hygiene school Must pass written and practical tests Granted state licenses Specialize in providing dental prophylaxis, including the removal of plaque, stains, and calculus from the teeth, and patient education ADHA
  9. 9. Dental Laboratory Technician May be trained on the job or graduate from a two-year dental laboratory technician program Require extensive knowledge of dental anatomy and materials, along with development of detailed mechanical skills ADLTA
  10. 10. Dental Assistant Training includes didactic, laboratory, and clinical content Governed by state requirements Comprehensive written exam offered by DANB CDA
  11. 11. Part B: Communication <ul><li>Critical to understand the patient’s attitude toward dentistry </li></ul><ul><li>Areas that influence communication: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Past dental experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultures, customs, traditions, and beliefs </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Communication <ul><li>The act of passing along information - the message </li></ul><ul><li>Transmitting an idea - receiving the message </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with another individual - providing feedback </li></ul>
  13. 13. Assessment Questions <ul><li>For what does ADA stand? </li></ul><ul><li>For what does DDS stand? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the three parts of communication? </li></ul>American Dental Association Doctor of Dental Surgery The Message Receiving the Message Providing Feedback
  14. 14. Summary of Module <ul><li>Key Terms </li></ul><ul><li>The dental team </li></ul><ul><li>Communications in the dental office </li></ul>

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