This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2019 to April 2020.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2019-2020, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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DENA 11.N/A: Clinical Foundations

This course provides an overview of the armamentarium and procedures for general operations of the dental clinic and a dental office.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 12.3: Preventive Procedures I

This course provides learners with theoretical knowledge and opportunities for developing the dexterity required to perform dental assisting preventive intra-oral skills. The theory component provides evidenced-based knowledge in preventive procedures, the etiology of dental diseases, patient education principles, anticarious agents and desensitization in relation to patient assessment and the process of patient care. The laboratory component provides a solid clinical foundation for performing dental inspections, selective coronal polishing, full mouth probing, fluoride treatments and the application of desensitizing agents.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 15.N/A: Infection Prevention and Control

The chain of infection and methods of prevention and control of microorganisms, including blood borne viruses such as hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) will be reviewed. Immunization, routine practice, additional isolation precautions, sterilization and disinfection, safety and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) are also covered.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 16.3: Restorative Procedures I

This course introduces the various components of restorative dentistry. Topical anesthetic, placement of a rubber dam, and the various instruments used for preparing, cutting and restoring a cavity preparation will be covered.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 17.3: Dental Emergencies and Records

This course presents the basic principles of pharmacology. Learners will develop the skills to accurately obtain and record vital signs, investigate health histories and identify and manage medical emergencies common to the dental environment. In addition learners will critically analyze, maintain and accurately complete dental records and clinical charts. Legal and ethical professional codes of conduct are also discussed in relation to documentation and confidentiality.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 20.3: Dental Radiography I

This course presents theoretical considerations underlying dental radiologic practices. Techniques for exposing various radiographs and the processing and mountings of films will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on radiation hygiene and safety procedures.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 27.N/A: Dental Specialties I

This course introduces the learner to various disciplines in dentistry. Learners will be exposed to orthodontic, pedodontic, endodontic and other specialty procedures through supporting theory and clinical observations.

Prerequisite(s): DENA 11, DENA 12, DENA 15, DENA 16, DENA 17, DENA 20, DENA 37
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 30.N/A: Nutrition

This course examines the relationship between nutrition and dental health. Focus will be placed upon identifying patient needs and providing nutritional advice to support optimal oral/dental health.

Prerequisite(s): DENA 11, DENA 12, DENA 15, DENA 16, DENA 17, DENA 20, DENA 37
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 37.3: Oral Anatomy and Histology

This course introduces basic terminology related to the structures of the head, neck and the oral cavity. Tooth structure, the function of dental tissues in health, and pathological conditions will be discussed. Learners will be provided with the opportunity to apply theory of the dental process of care in a lab setting.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 50.N/A: Dental Radiography II

This course provides learners with an opportunity to develop competency and efficiency when providing radiographic services for clients in a clinical setting.

Prerequisite(s): DENA 11, DENA 12, DENA 15, DENA 16, DENA 17, DENA 20, DENA 37
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 52.3: Prosthodontics I

This course introduces dental assisting procedures for fixed appliances. Learners will have opportunities to work with materials associated with these procedures in the dental clinic and dental lab.

Prerequisite(s): DENA 11, DENA 12, DENA 15, DENA 16, DENA 17, DENA 20, DENA 37
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 62.N/A: Preventative Procedures II

This course will provide clinical sessions for learners to develop competencies in assessment, implementation, and evaluation of preventive intra-oral services for patients. Learners will practice critical thinking skills in the application of patient history, clinical observations, oral health education, rubber cup polish, densensitizing and fluoride treatments. A dental assisting plan for treatment will be completed in each session to adapt dental assisting care to the individual needs of the patient.

Prerequisite(s): DENA 11, DENA 12, DENA 15, DENA 16, DENA 17, DENA 20, DENA 37
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 63.3: Practice Management

This course provides an overview of dental office procedures and management skills with focus placed on assisting learners in developing skills required to be contributing members of a team. Topics will include conflict management, problem solving, decision making, developing patient/client relations, leadership and legal and ethical issues in the dental workplace.

Prerequisite(s): DENA 11, DENA 12, DENA 15, DENA 16, DENA 17, DENA 20, DENA 37
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 76.N/A: Restorative Procedures II

This course builds upon the basic restorative procedures covered in Restorative Procedures I and will introduce various types of restorative materials.

Prerequisite(s): DENA 11, DENA 12, DENA 15, DENA 16, DENA 17, DENA 20, DENA 37
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 77.N/A: Dental Specialties II

This course is a continuation of Dental Specialties I and provides additional knowledge of various disciplines of dentistry. The students will be exposed to periodontic and oral surgery procedures through supporting theory and clinical observation.

Prerequisite(s): DENA 27, DENA 30, DENA 50, DENA 52, DENA 62, DENA 63, DENA 76
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 78.N/A: Prosthodontics II

This course introduces assisting procedures associated with removable prosthetics. Learners will develop competency working with materials involved in a removable prosthodontic procedure.

Prerequisite(s): DENA 27, DENA 30, DENA 50, DENA 52, DENA 62, DENA 63, DENA 76
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 79.3: Preventative Procedures

This course provides theory and clinical sessions for learners to attain competency in the application of enamel sealants. Learners will use various isolation techniques to apply sealants on mannequins and patients. Other topics include self-evaluation and patient education.

Prerequisite(s): DENA 27.1.5, DENA 30.1.5, DENA 50.1.5, DENA 52.3, DENA 62.1.5, DENA 63.3, DENA 76.1.5
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.


DENA 80.3: Dental Assisting Practicum

This course provides learners with the opportunity to complete a four-week practicum in a dental office where they will apply their learning and skills in a dental setting. Focus will be placed upon patient-centered care and becoming practice ready.

Prerequisite(s): DENA 27, DENA 30, DENA 50, DENA 52, DENA 62, DENA 63, DENA 76
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Dental Assisting Program.