In this course, dental assisting students are introduced to types of diseases and their transmission, the application of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to dentistry, and the management of hazardous waste in the dental office. Students gain practical experience in the operation of sterilization equipment and disinfection techniques, as well as methods for the safe management and manipulation of various substances used in the dental office.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; Admission to Dental Assisting program
Class offerings by semester
Day Class (before 5 p.m.) Evening Class (after 5 p.m.) Online Class
Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.
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