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Dental Assisting Internship Seminar

DA 133W

Dental Assisting Internship Seminar

DA 133W

Course Description

Prerequisite: DA 120 and DA 120LW with a minimum "C" (2.0) grade in each. Concurrent enrollment in DA 130. Provides opportunities to share internship experiences and future educational goals. Develops resume writing and job seeking skills. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Complete required reports/forms, analyze internship experiences, and apply for a dental assisting position.

Objectives:

  • Identify plan of action or goals for continued education and professional growth after graduation.
  • Self-analyze skills and competencies and determine skills needing additional improvement and practice.
  • Apply all policies during dental office rotations as directed on student responsibilities and individual office policy manual.
  • Assist the dental staff in completing evaluation reports and interpreting the grade computation.
  • List and prioritize a set of employee characteristics and clinical skills that employers seek in new employees.
  • Using information sheets, forms, and references presented during "Job Skills" workshops, complete the following:
  • Review certification and registration requirements, including legal limitations and functions allowable in Michigan.
  • Actively participate in problem solving and discussion about case studies observed during students' clinical experience.
  • Use the Delta College Dental Clinic and instructor assistance to review or practice skills requiring improvement.
  • By special request and arrangement, visit outside agencies to observe practices of interest to the student, e.g., pharmaceutical companies, supply companies, manufacturers, dental meetings and seminars, public health facilities, dental laboratories, etc.
  • Using "Professional Goals Report", prepare a final report paper about your future in dental assisting.
  • Communication Objective.
  • Attend special presentations during seminar.