code

SPM-00

Program Code
level

Post Graduate

Level
duration

2 Years

Duration

Programme Overview

The MS program is a minimum of two semesters and is designed for hygienists and dental technology to develop and enhance the managerial and analytical skills essential to attain leadership roles in today’s changing dental healthcare field. Career-oriented applications of knowledge, theory, and experience are an integral part of the curriculum, including biostatistics, epidemiology, research methods, dental healthcare management, and finance. A project or practicum of the student’s choice is a significant part of the program, because learning by experience teaches additional skills important in career settings. Projects may include survey design and analysis; educational program development; community program planning, implementation, and evaluation; media development; and marketing/public relations. Graduates of this program will be sufficiently trained to play an active leadership role in a wide range of career venues, including, but not limited to, public and private sector dental care delivery, dental education, research, and government. Applicants must hold a certificate in dental hygiene, dental assisting, or dental technology and should have either a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and related experience.

Programme Objectives

The objectives of the Dental Technology Program are to produce graduates who will:

  • Function as an office and clinical assistant under the supervision of a dentist in the administration of dental care to individuals of all ages.
  • Function as a practitioner performing intra-oral skills under the supervision of a dentist.
  • Communicate effectively with the public and dental health team members.
  • Employ safety measures to prevent or alleviate potential hazards in the dental clinic environment.
  • Function as a self-directed and responsible member of the dental assisting profession, within the legal scope of practice outlined for the Registered Dental Assistant.
  • Appreciate the need for and importance of professional development through continuing education.

Programme Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate patient education and management skills.
  • Provide oral health instruction and counseling. Recommend home-care strategies.
  • Recognize patient abilities to properly care for their teeth.
  • Translate dental terminology to layman’s terms.
  • Advise patients on impact of diet on oral health.
  • Identify normal and pathological abnormalities of the oral structures.
  • Perform extra oral tissue examinations.
  1. Demonstrate administrative office skills.
  • Accurately review health history forms with patients.
  • Practice effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Model professional conduct and appearance, and demonstrate professional behaviors consistent to the dental workplace.
  • Identify and effectively manage time and resources.
  1. Demonstrate occupational safety skills.
  • Apply current concepts of infection control and occupational safety.
  • Engage and assist in the management of medical and dental emergencies and administer basic life support procedures, when indicated.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in sterilizing instruments and disinfecting equipment.
  1. Demonstrate general chair-side skills.
  • Assist in diagnostic and operative procedures. Perform clinical supportive functions during pre-treatment, treatment, and post-treatment phases.
  • Demonstrate proper tray setups.
  • Identify and differentiate between esthetic and restorative treatment procedures.
  1. Demonstrate fluency and competency dealing with legal and ethical issues.
  • Practice exercising sound clinical judgment while performing duties within existing ethical and legal parameters of the clinical dental practice.
  • Practice compliancy with OSHA, OR-OSHA, and HIPAA regulations.
  1. Demonstrate radiographic proficiencies.
  • Demonstrate proper film placement for intra- and extra-oral films and expose, process, and mount radiographs of diagnostic quality.
  • Effectively communicate radiographic safety techniques and concerns to patients and peers and acquire maximum diagnostic yield with minimal exposure to radiation.
  1. Demonstrate dental and laboratory sciences skills.
  • Apply knowledge of basic dental sciences in professional setting, use correct dental terminology, take alginate impressions, and complete laboratory procedures, including pouring and trimming molds and study casts.

Career Path

The employment opportunities for a Dental Assistant are plenty, with both the Government and the Private sectors offering a range of job profiles and job opportunities. Among some of the top areas of employment for Dental Assistants include:

  • Government Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Government Dental Clinics
  • Private Dental Clinics
  • Solo Dental Practitioners

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum percentage and others criteria for admission will be as per UGC/ Concerned Regulatory Bodies.

Provided below are the criteria that need to be met for the given course.

For National Students

  • B.Sc. in concerned discipline.

For International Students

  • Rule framed by University Grants Commission (UGC) and notified in its website www.ugc.ac.in will be followed for deciding the eligibility and admission of International students to various courses offered in Om Sterling Global University, Hisar.

Programme Syllabus

The syllabus of the program plays a major role in how the students turn out for the profession. The syllabi drafted by the School of Para Medical Sciences are detailed and cover the necessary components to ensure a complete and overall education of the students. Given below is the syllabus for M. Sc in Dental Assistant.

Semester I

S.No. Subject
01. Applied Anatomy
02. Applied  Histology
03. Applied General Physiology
04. Applied Pharamcology
05. Microbiology
06. Oral Histology
07. Oral Pathology

Semester II

S.No. Subject
01. Physical and Social Anthropology
02. Applied Pathology
03. Public Health
04. General Epidemiology
05. Public Health Education
06. Nutrition in Public Health
07. Health Care delivery System

Semester III

S.No. Subject
01. Dental Public health
02. English & Communication Skills
03. Delivery of dental Care
04. Evaluation of Quality of Dental care
05. Preventive Dentistry
06. Forensic medicine
07. Minor Project

Semester IV

S.No. Subject
01. Dental materials
02. General Pathology
03. Oral Medicine & Radiology
04. Periodontology
05. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
06. General medicine
07. Major Project

How to Apply

If the program fascinates you yet you are not able to decide upon the right one to choose, you can acquire our Free Tele Counselling session. In case you have any issues or queries regarding the admission, you can fill out the Admission Enquiry form and we shall reach out to you within 24 hours. If you have made up your mind about going ahead with the program, you can fill out the Online Application Form.

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